Being a Leader

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
— John Quincy Adams

Do you identify with being a leader and step confidently into that role or do you shy away from the label of being a leader?

What is your response to this question? Over the years, I’ve heard responses to that cover the full spectrum from confident leader to stepping away from being a leader.

Guess what? You are a leader in at least one aspect of your life. Most people are leaders in multiple roles. As a business owner, you lead your employees, as a parent, you lead your children, and as an entrepreneur, you lead your clients. There are other ways that you are a leader as well. What comes to mind?

Recently, I read an article in the Harvard Business Review (HBR) about a study that took place over 10 years about the behaviours of successful leaders. ghSmart’s CEO Genome Project studied the behaviours of 17,000 successful C-Suite executives and identified 4 behaviours of successful leaders.

The CEO Genome Project identified these as the four (4) behaviours of successful leaders.

  1. Decide with Speed & Conviction
  2. Engage for Impact
  3. Adapt Proactively
  4. Deliver Reliably

With so much going on in your life and business as an entrepreneur, how do you measure your performance of each of these behaviours? How do you know if you’re successful?

Did you know that there are over 200,000 books on leadership on Amazon? I narrowed my search down to Business Leadership and found that there are over 30,000 books on leadership in business.

That’s a lot of valuable information about being a leader in business, right? I’m certain that many of those books will have the answers you’re seeking about successful leadership behaviours. It just will take you a while to read them.

If you’re interested in discovering how you can be a more effective leader, then check out the Leaderology | Insightful Leadership & Effective Communication workshop.





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