Leadership is the one area that every person wants to excel at and use to make a difference. When you are an entrepreneur, running a small business, or leading a group of employees in another company, you need to be on top of your leadership game. Without having leadership abilities and skills, then you will not be able to effectively lead your team, your business, your family, or whatever else it may be.
There are a lot of different ways to grow your leadership abilities. You can start by practicing being a leader – volunteer for higher positions within an organization or lead an effort for a cause that you care about. Being a volunteer leader gives you the chance to practice and develop yourself. Then as you get more confident within a charity or organization, look for ways to become a project leader at work or other in other areas in your life. With every leadership role that you take, you will learn more, use more, and expand more. Another way to pick up some leadership characteristics or study more leaders is through books and publications on leadership. There are so many good books out there on leadership, that I wanted to touch on a some of them that I have read and think will help you to develop into the type of leader that you want to be.
One of the those great books is The Emerging Leader: Eight Lessons for Life in Leadership by David Lewis. David Lewis is a human resources and career development expert who has helped more than 10,000 people find a new job. He’s only 27 years old and has been on many TV networks including Fox, ABC, CBS and others.
If you are looking for a great book for future business leaders that is short (104 pages), quick to read, and high impact, then you need to check out The Emerging Leader!