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90 ways to be a better leader

The skills of a great leader are many, but not necessarily complicated, and they translate well from the office, to the classroom, to the field.

If you’ve been looking for a quick list of what separates the average from the great, check out these tips from Lolly Daskal at Inc.

1. Know yourself. The best leaders truly know themselves. Learn to recognize your strengths and work on your weaknesses.

2. Create a personal mission statement. As a leader is it important to have a personal sense of mission crafted into something you can reflect on daily and measure your performance against.

3. Lead you own way. Find out what your personal leadership strengths are so you can make the most of them.

4. Lead with conviction. Know your values–not just opinions, but the principles that guide your decision making every day–especially where matters of integrity are involved.

5. Set goals. Goal-setting is an important part of being a great leader. It’s your job to always get from where you are to where you need to be, and it’s your goals that are your roadmap for success.

6. Focus on big picture. Set individual and team goals that are large in scale but realistic and measurable, and communicate your expectations in the context of the big picture.

7.  Accept criticism. Get past defensiveness and always look for something useful and constructive in any criticism you receive.

8. Control stress. As the old ad used to say, never let them see you sweat. Your confidence in yourself will inspire others to have confidence in you.

Full story at Inc.

Characteristics of a great leader.

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