True leaders do what speaks to them. And, according to Lisa Rubinstein, author of True Leadership, anyone can be a leader, but it takes a certain type of person be a true leader. In a recent interview with the HerBusiness, Lisa Rubinstein explains:
“A true leader is someone who has found something that they engage in that is congruent with their values, talents, and interest”
Rubinstein outlines some of the characteristics of true leaders, which include:
- A true leader is someone who people not only look up to, but also someone who people want to listen to.
- True leaders take accountability for their actions, while also thinking beyond themselves.
- True leaders take a step back and use an objective viewpoint. They look at what is going wrong and know the components of performance problems.
True leaders motivate others.
They have active teammates that want to be the best that they can be. True leaders set goals knowing they are going to succeed. They take the steps to achieve their goals, and make things happen. Listen to our recent herBusiness interview with Lisa Rubinstein to learn:
- How to build leadership at all levels of an organisation
- How to have more engaging and proactive teammates
- The three components of performance problems
- Why building your own company adds value
- The importance of communication within a team
- What integrity really means
- Why small actions DO matter
- The importance of the obstacles and failures on your journey
- How to change your “map”
- Why the leadership chair is a lonely one
Click here to listen to the interview now. Click here to access the full range of podcasts with successful business women and men. This post was co-authored by Morgan Felt. Morgan is currently completing a communications internship at the HerBusiness. She studies Public Relations and Writing Arts. She is completing her Bachelor Degree at Rowan University in Glassboro N.J.