3 Habits Of Great Leaders


What makes a leader great isn’t always what you might think. Every leader struggles at times with their confidence, decision making, and responsibilities. Consider these three elements before you decide if you have what it takes: 

  1. Doubt yourself. Just because you’re the boss doesn’t mean you have all the answers. When you admit you don’t know, you build your credibility.
  2. Limit your vision. Most jobs are filled with small, daily tasks. Instead of painting a big vision, try creating purpose. Share how the tasks connect to the team’s most important goals.
  3. Slow down. Stephen R. Covey says, “When it comes to people, fast is slow and slow is fast.” When you stop to really listen, you show respect which starts to remove the barriers that limit productivity. 

Becoming a great leader can seem daunting and out of reach, but if you consider these tips carefully, you might decide you’re better prepared than you realize.

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About the Author

Kory Kogon

Kory Kogon is FranklinCovey's Vice President of Field Development. Kory's focus is to help strengthen the capacity of the field teams to be highly consultative, while driving revenue and renewal within FranklinCovey's new and exciting subscription model, the All Access Pass. Kory is also one of the authors of the Wall Street Journal bestseller "The 5 Choices: The Path to Extraordinary Productivity", in addition to "Project Management Essentials for the Unofficial Project Manager" and "Presentation Advantage". She has over 25 years of business expertise from front line positions to an executive team member. Prior to FranklinCovey, Kory spent six years as the Executive Vice President of Worldwide Operations for AlphaGraphics, Inc.

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