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Assert Yourself by A & C Black Publishers

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7 Improving leadership skills

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There are many myths about leaders—‘leaders are born and not madebeing a prime example. The truth is that leadership depends on a combination of elements.

The personal qualities of the leader are indeed vital, as are the needs of those being led and the context in which they operate. Although there is no doubt that some personality types thrive better in leadership roles than others, the good news is that leadership skills can be learned. In the same way that you can work on your delegation skills and team management techniques, so you can develop the personal qualities you need to be a good leader, like assertiveness ...

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