This is our ultimate guide to leadership skills. Zero psycho-babble, just simple and practical principles. What makes a good leader? This is everything you need to know.
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What are the Elements of Leadership? Why organise leadership qualities like this?
We've arranged and grouped the elements in a very specific way. We've also included things, like fitness, that others might think are not part of leadership. Most other leadership theories for instance only concentrate on the self but what's the point if you're not creating a great culture around you?
The Elements of Leadership is not about developing our own system like many others have, we're not keen on academic theories or complicated models. Like the periodical table of chemical elements we're merely mapping what leadership already is. Trying to capture every aspect no matter how small.
Most systems of leadership concentrate on big ideas, but we all have different needs. Some are good communicators, some are visionaries, and so on.
Every leader has a unique set of strengths and weaknesses. Big idea systems are a one size fits all approach. The Elements of Leadership is about creating a laser like focus on your own unique qualities.
As a Leader you need to be as good (or better) than the people you lead. If you have a "Do as I say not as I do" attitude then you're not a leader, you're a boss.
Working on yourself is essential.
Creating a great culture isn't absolutely necessary but it will make your job as a leader much easier, well eventually anyway, it's definitely not easy to create a great culture. Culture is how people behave when you're not there. You're in for a rough time if you need to be around leading people all the time.