We've all heard that being a manager does not necessarily mean that you are a leader. A true leader is a person who models behaviors that others are inspired to mirror and follow. This form of leadership is not easy to find. Some people are natural leaders, and others can be trained in leadership skills, but it's still not common despite the emergence of studies on the importance of emotional intelligence and developments in training over the years.
If you're in a position where you are managing a small or large team – directly or indirectly – and you want to advance in your career, it's worthwhile to take time to figure out how to be a good leader. Here are some ways that you can do just that.