If you long to create an impact and aspire to lead an organisation, consider what it takes to lead thousands of employees and be great at it.
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Consider in which pathway your potential leadership impact lies.
People who are naturally drawn to this instinctively rethink systems, processes, and reporting structures. They have a fixer mindset and can persuade and motivate others to exceed expectations.
These leaders start this pathway by identifying purpose-driven leaders, reading their books, watching their speeches and videos. They notice how they frame problems and tell stories.
Many young professionals and MBA students desire to become a CEO. What stands out is the mindset to want to lead.
Many aspirants want to have an impact. They desire to make a real and tangible difference in the world. They see business as a vehicle for impact, and the role of a CEO as a destination for creating change.
It is easy to forget all about the past leader. But the past leader actually has a lot to teach you.
Their shortcomings are things which you can improve on. And the good work they completed is something you will be measured on.
Therefore, take time out to ask your team what they liked and disliked about the past leader. Then, govern your leadership style from the information gathered.
Gaslighting is a covert type of behavior that is adept at undermining other people's self-esteem, confidence, and sense of reality.
Its toxicity flies under the radar due to its being subtle and sneaky in nature.