From Great Professional To Great Leader

You may well be the best in your professional field. However, as you progress, the key is to successfully make the transition from great professional to great leader.

So what are my best tips?

  1. Discover where your real strengths lie. There will be things you are good at and things at which you excel. Get to know what these are.
  2. Acknowledge your weaker areas and look to find others who have those skills.
  3. Have a plan for development so that you can acquire the skills, qualities and attributes to thrive as a leader.
  4. Start building, or at least identifying, those people who you want to have on your team.
  5. Find out what it really takes to prosper as a leader from those who have done it.
  6. Make a conscious choice to lead rather than taking on the role because it seems like a logical next step.

The truth is that being a great professional does not automatically mean that you will be a great leader.

Duncan Brodie of Goals and Achievements helps accountants and health professionals to achieve success and realize their professional potential through being highly effective leaders and managers. For more information and to sign up for his free audio e-course click here

About the Author Duncan Brodie

Since 2006 I’ve worked with in excess of 8,000 accountants and professionals in workshops, seminars and one to one helping them land their next jobs and become better leaders, presenters and business partners. Before that I spent 25 years in accountancy climbing the career ladder from Payments Clerk to FD. I’m a CIMA Fellow, Certified Professional Coach and Team Coach Facilitator.

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