How to Become a Great Leader

February 4, 2015

PUBLISHED BY Katherine Barr


Be authentic.
Figure out your values and who you are, and be true to both. Trying to be who you aren’t will impede your company and your career progress.

Dare to follow a path unique to you.
Take risks and be curious. Build specific skill sets and gain unique experiences each step along your career path. You will stand out from the “cookie cutter” crowd and have more–sometimes unexpected–opportunities open up to you this way.

Work with or for a great mentor.
I can point to five incredible mentors who had a huge impact on my career learning and trajectory. Find mentors who are willing to let you stretch beyond your comfort zone, and then review how you can improve the next time around. The greatest learning comes from these gray zones of discomfort.

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