Leaders are self-made—home grown; it’s a learned skill and it’s a choice made!
We all take on the role of leader at different times in our lives outside of the workplace, with our families, in sports, in school, in day-to-day life. Now you just have to practice what you already know in the workplace.
When you channel your desire and willpower toward continuing to learn through education, training, experience, travel, and self-study, you catapult yourself into the forefront. When you take the initiative to lead, you become the self-generated leader.
When targeting success within the workplace, you will find the workplace itself is quite a different place as you move from one industry to the next.
That being said, the most valuable leadership skills are also quite different as you move from one industry to the next, although the basics remain the same.
Where a real estate agent will excel by being knowledgeable within his or her market, he or she will take the initiative to lead if that agent is excellent in communicating, providing feedback, and following up with his or her respective buyers and sellers.
Where builders may excel at providing quality built homes at a good price, they will take the initiative to lead if they are continually on or ahead of schedule and known for getting things done right the first time around. Their reputation will grow through word of mouth.
It’s all about being committed to and passionate about your vision of excellence within your industry. It’s taking the initiative to lead the way, striving to be the best at what you do.
When you are destined for greatness, it shows in everything you do. It becomes you. Greatness becomes you.