In October 2018, we asked the 2018 YLAI Fellows for advice on what they believe being a leader means. Here are some of their responses.
Being a leader means…
1. Inspiring others!
How we present ourselves, speaks to our ability to inspire others. Steve Jobs was arguably one of the best presenters to ever grace a stage. His presentations were inspiring. Curious to learn more about what made him so successful? Read more: 10 Tips for Creating Top-Notch Presentations
2. Knowing when to follow.
3. Not being afraid to take risks.
Taking risks is no easy task. Starting any business means saying yes without knowing with certainty what to expect but sometimes that initial risk makes all the difference. Read about one of our fellows advice on taking risks: The Importance of Taking Risks.
4. Overcoming challenges and embracing change.
5. Listening and understanding your team.
Creating the optimal team is essential in leading individuals and organizations. Interested in learning more? Consider taking our online course Management Strategies for People and Resources.
6. Empowering others to be great.
7. Following your dreams.
Do you have a dream but are unsure on where to start to make that dream a reality? It starts with you. Start by developing your business, organization and personal skills. Learn more about doing just this through our online course Strategies for Personal Growth and Development.
9. Ensenar, no ordenar. Teaching, not ordering.
Some of the most valuable professional relationships are found outside your traditional circle of coworkers and friends. Challenge yourself to foster relationships beyond the office. Learn more about find a mentor who can help guide you in becoming your own leader: Finding a Mentor.
10. Exemplify your leadership.