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3 Things A Leader Must Do Before They Become A Leader

Before a leader can a lead other he must be able to lead himself. Sometimes this can be a lot harder because unlike leading others, you ultimately are the only one who can hold yourself accountable. Though these three points aren’t the only things you must do before you lead others, they are very important to a leader’s success.

Understand your strengths and weaknesses: Jim Collins talks about getting the right people on the bus, but how do you know which people are right if you do not know who will compliment you? Being able to discover your strengths and weaknesses will help you discover how you can accomplish your goals.

Find a mentor: As a leader you will not know everything and should not be expected to know everything. A mentor is someone who will be able to help you because of their experiences. A lot of obstacles a leader might encounter is something another leader has already conquered. Mentoring is a great way to gain experience and wisdom with out going through the events you ussually go through to gain experience.

Believe in yourself: I heard this quote the other day, “People act when you believe you are the leader.” One reason I believe a lot of people do not become leaders is because they do not believe in themselves. Find time in your day to reflect on you successes and your failures and see how you can continue the successes and overcome the failures. Each success bring more confidence.