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How to become a great leader

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A good leader can get the job done; a great leader goes beyond the task at hand and builds both themselves and their team for the brighter future they plan on leading their company into.

As Entrepreneur’s Mark Sanborn points out, learning to be a great leader takes discipline and practice, but it is a skill that can be acquired for those willing to put in the work.

1. Keep promises, period.
Never make promises you’re not sure you can keep. Nothing kills your credibility quicker than a breached promise or unfulfilled expectation.

Sometimes keeping promises can be challenging, if not downright painful. This commitment will develop discipline and integrity. Practice it with your kids as well as colleagues.

2. Dress to influence.
Don’t dress to impress, dress to influence. That means making sure your appearance is consistent with your personal and professional brand. Begin by asking yourself how a leader with your aspirations should appear to others…

Full story at Entrepreneur.

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