In a position of authority you have the opportunity to lead, supervise, mentor and motivate others. Your ability to do so makes a huge difference to your company’s overall success as well as the overall happiness of those you lead.
Many people are convinced that leaders are born and not made, however it is quite possible to turn yourself into a successful leader. Born leaders who lack drive, enthusiasm or the practice won’t remain a respected leader where as someone working hard to becoming an effective leader will.
Truly successful leadership is only developed by those who continually work and study to improve themselves. It is a good idea to read books on effective leadership, attend seminars and talk to colleagues or study leaders you admire to see what works for them. The more knowledge you acquire the better leader you will become.