When I am working with groups of people on improving leadership skills, one of the things I always get them to do is to identify what the best leaders they have come across do.
As well as identifying what they do, they always highlight a number of things that they have that make a difference.
From working with literally hundreds of emerging leaders, some of the most common things that they do include:
Some of the most common things that they have include:
The truth is leading is as much about behaviours as it is about knowing how to do things. In fact, some research would suggest that almost all of the results that leaders achieve are down to their levels of emotional intelligence rather than how smart they are.
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Duncan Brodie of Goals and Achievements helps accountants and health professionals to become highly effective leaders and managers. He invites you to take advantage of his free audio e-course Leadership Success at www.goalsandachievements.co.uk
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.