"Leading… means that others willingly follow you - not because they have to, not because they are paid to, but because they want to.” Simon Sinek
No matter what point we are at in our careers, our own and others’ leadership skills affect us profoundly. There’s a big difference between leadership and authority; some have authority but are not great leaders, whilst others can be great leaders without being in a position of authority.
Either way, the good news is that leadership skills can be taught. I love teaching Leadership as part of the CIEE’s Advanced Entrepreneur Lab course. It’s so encouraging to watch my students discover what it takes to be a good leader, and how better communication is central to leadership. Good leaders have enthusiastic, dedicated teams. Likewise, they have customers who are loyal because they believe in the founder’s values.
I recently sat down with CIEE’s Naveed Ratansi to share my views on leadership and how to get it right. You can read the full interview here.
A participant on Mia’s Leadership course recently said “I have a masters in Leadership and Management. Why has no one taught me what you just have?” Click here to read more