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This is the final leadership characteristic that my client wrote down.

Belief #5. The leader has it all together.

This belief is heavily steeped in how others see my client. He looks around and perceives that other leaders appear to have everything under control. He ack...

As my client grapples with his underlying beliefs regarding leadership characteristics, he pondered this next one.

Belief #4. The leader directs his team.

This belief is similar to the belief that the leader has the answers. By directing all the movements and decisions f...

As my client's organization adds more team members, he is bumping up against his own struggles with leadership.

Belief #3. The leader must teach the foundational skills.

As new employees were hired and onboarded, my client took on the responsibility for the process of en...

My client whose organization is growing made a list of what he considered to be leadership characteristics.

Belief #2. The leader must be patient.

With this belief, my client commonly felt like time was being wasted, which heightened his anxiety about the future of his o...

My client is the leader of a small team. His business is growing, and he is adding more team members to his organization. As a result, he wishes to build his leadership mastery. So I asked him to create a list of the characteristics he associated with being a leader.

Be...

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I was having lunch with a longtime friend who is looking to shift her career. She's been toying with the idea of leaving her "day job" for a few years. See, she assumed that once she had a plan for her next career that leaving would be easier. In other words, the plan...

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