If you’ve just taken on a new leadership role, congratulations! This is a great step forward in your career. Part of being a good team leader is, of course, knowing how to inspire your team and take them with you as you strive to reach your goals. There are rafts of heavyweight management tomes about this very topic, but a lot of it boils down to common sense. In this chapter we’ll discuss practical ways to help boost your confidence about this part of your job, whether you’re relatively new to it or not.
There are many myths about leaders—‘leaders are born and not made’ being a prime example, and while it