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Be Perceived as a Potential Leader

If you don’t supervise others, you can still demonstrate leadership skills by practicing the work habits of good leaders: 1) Be genuine and praise others when they deserve it, making sure to articulate what they did well. This is a leadership skill that helps develop talent. 2) Have clear goals for what you want to achieve in your position. This demonstrates engagement with the organization. 3) Practice empathy to perceive others’ needs, not just your own. Empathy shows that you value and invest in relationships. 4) Be a great listener and prove it by asking effective questions. Effective questions tend to be thought-provoking, solve problems faster, and show that you can listen, learn, and suspend judgment. 5) Practice positivity with an attitude that encourages others to also be upbeat and productive. 6) Identify outstanding traits in others and help them see them too. Practicing these skills may help you get tapped for a management position someday.


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