Stay on target. Even though it seems certain people have the natural qualities and abilities that tend to be in favor for them in terms of being leaders, the ingredient of being a leader is no real mystery. There is no mysticism around it. Even those who seem to have it together as leader practice their sills, mindset, and experiences in ways that keep them on target. The good news is: there is always time to start bettering your leadership tendencies and skills.

Angel Rodriguez Frito Lay Kelloggs USPI HR VP

Influence is a big one in our society, and in order to cultivate that personal influence over groups of people, or even individuals in your group of friends, there are certain milestones to accomplish in terms of your social development.

According to Andrew J. DuBrin, these identified characteristics can be found in his book Leadership: Research Findings, Practice, and Skills. Such follows:

  • Self confidence.
  • Humility.
  • Trustworthiness.
  • Core Self-Evaluations.
  • Extraversion.
  • Authenticity.
  • Enthusiasm, Optimism, and Warmth,
  • Assertiveness.
  • Passion.
  • Flexibility and adaptability.
  • Emotional intelligence.
  • Internal Locus of control.
  • Courage.

A heightened awareness of what it takes to be leader can bring you closer to being a good leader. Building habits that lead to increased effectiveness as a leader day by day is the key to growing your leadership qualities.