In This Chapter
• Discovering traits that make you a leader
• Focusing on your values, vision, and mission
• Admitting your mistakes and learning from your failures
Leadership isn’t defined by a job title. Instead, leadership is both a process and a characteristic. As a leader, you provide purpose, direction, and motivation for others to achieve a mutual or organizational goal. Just reaching the goal doesn’t make you a good or great leader. It’s ultimately up to others to judge whether you have the character traits—as opposed to the mere authority—to induce them to follow your lead.
As a supervisor or boss, you can rely on your position to get things done. People will follow you because they must, at ...