Consider what it means to be a leader:
- Leadership is a practical skill for guiding.
- Leaders set direction, engage, inspire, and motivate.
- Leaders do the right thing.
- knows their strengths and weaknesses,
- believes in them self,
- has emotional, relationship, and social intelligence,
- works hard persistently and consistently,
- thinks about both what and why,
- takes risks,
- and owns their mistakes.
Additionally, a leader supports and develops others because a leader:
- engages others in a shared vision,
- models positive and proactive action,
- empowers others,
- accepts mistakes,
- supports change,
- and acknowledges both progress and success.
- demonstrate belief in others,
- communicate respectfully and positively,
- give ownership,
- demonstrate self-control,
- invite and respect different perspectives,
- and design opportunities to brainstorm and experiment.
At a more advanced level, a leader knows the difference between internal and external motivation and taps internal motivation. A leader both wants and supports for others autonomy, mastery, self-expression, and purpose. This is aligned very closely with coaching.
Coaching certification is a powerful and effective way to both develop leadership skills personally and to be a leader by supporting, acknowledging, and empowering others.