Tag Archives: Direction

What it means to be a Leader

What It Means to Be a Leader

What It Means to Be a Leader

On of the primary reasons leadership and for leaders to exist, is to get things done. There are political leaders and business leaders, but leadership is needed in many other areas of life. Families need leadership. Schools and universities need leadership. Non-profit and charitable organizations need leadership. In fact, whenever there is an opportunity for two or more people to collaborate in order to get something done, leadership is a key ingredient.

In light of this need for leadership, the first question many will ask is, “What makes someone a great leader?” and this should make you question why one person is better at leading and to work for than another and in turn, what it means to be a great leader?

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Finding Direction

Direction

Direction

Walter Savage Landor was spot on when he said, “Men, like nails, lose their usefulness when they lose direction and begin to bend.” In both our professional and private life, direction is critical to not only achieve success and reach goals we have set, but it also determines how well we walk the life we choose.

In the context of business, direction is of invaluable importance as it determines where the business (along with it’s employees) will eventually find itself. Natalie MacNeil, entrepreneur and author of  She Takes on the World gave valuable insight on the subject while writing for Forbes. We have taken the liberty to reblog the three questions (from the ten Natalie covers in her book) she recommends businesses ask in order to gain direction.

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