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6 Key Traits the Most Respected Leaders Have

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It is often said that leaders are not born, they are made. It’s cliché, but it’s true. Just as Rome wasn’t built in a day, Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos did not develop their companies overnight. Becoming someone like Bill Gates or Steve Jobs takes passion, promise, and persistence. Above all, it takes the essence of a leader. Even if leadership manifests itself in many distinct forms across various disciplines, one thing is certain: No matter what their focus or field may be in, the most respected leaders have these 6 key traits.

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Leadership Lessons from Birds: Are you a Seagull or a Goose?

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Being a leader is a skill that anyone can learn—that is, a learned or acquired ability. It takes desire. It takes extended practice. Above all, it takes action.

Whether you are a teacher, parent, mentor, coach, manager, director, politician, or CEO, anytime you are in a position to influence the thinking, behavior, or development of people to accomplish a goal in their personal or professional lives, you are taking on the role of a leader. You have a responsibility, even a moral obligation to see to it that you are developing that skill.

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What are the advantages of hiring Millennials for C-level positions?

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As more and more millennials become a part of the existing workforce, a contemporary need to redefine the c-suite emerges, with a requisite to make way for millennial leaders. The paradigm of business hierarchies is shifting, and millennials are uniquely equipped to evolve to such changes.

As a generation bred for innovation, the advantages of hiring millennials for executive roles are unparalleled.

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Leaders don’t Change Organizations, they Transform Them

In today’s fast-moving business world driven by constantly evolving technology, doing more of the same is a recipe for disaster. Over the past twenty years, more than 50% of Fortune 500 companies have been acquired, merged, or declared bankruptcy. Organizations face bigger threats—and from a wider range of competitors—than ever before.

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The DNA of Extraordinary Leaders

Extraordinary leaders. You know them when you see them. They stand out. They get your attention. They not only own the room—they light it up. Industry, field, location, age, and gender is irrelevant. Whether high profile or out of the limelight, extraordinary leaders are lighting the way for brighter paths of success with such purpose that followers are tagging along. What does extraordinary leadership look like? How do we become extraordinary leaders?

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