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Be the Woman You Want to Be by Elisabeth Wilson, Infinite Ideas

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96. Encourage everyone

One of the best things you can do for your career is to deliver projects to your boss on time and within budget. Your team will deliver when you lead it effectively. Pick the right management style for the right situation.

There is a spectrum of leadership styles, and you will need to adopt them all at certain points in your working life. Your style will vary from autocratic ‘do as I say’ to democratic ‘consensus-seeking’.

Your predominant style will depend on your organisation, the nature of the project and the characteristics of the team. Try not to make it too dependent on your natural way of leading people. You need to develop more flexibility than that.

You need to show your boss that you do not just hire people ...

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