If you’re struggling to be a leader, consider these tips from Dan McCarthy.
- Read books. If you want to learn how to lead, start by reading leadership books. Make sure the books you read are written by real leadership experts, not just successful business people such as Steve Jobs and Sheryl Sandberg.
- Turn book learning into behaviors. Books provide a foundation for understanding, but real leadership is determined by behaviors. In addition to reading, participate in leadership training, practice continuously and ask for feedback.
- Look for long-term results. New leadership skills don’t bloom overnight. Keep at it, be patient and focus on long-term results.
— Adapted from “10 Reasons Why Managers are Clueless About Leadership,” Dan McCarthy, Great Leadership.