Here are some myths about leadership
- A good leader is a good coach : This is certainly a myth. There are some leaders who are visionaries. People aspire to be like them. But these leaders are not necessarily coaching other individuals.
- A leader is one with a high rank : There are times when a person speaks in a crowd and everyone listens and this person does not hold any high rank. What they have is personal power. One doesn't need a high rank in order to be called a leader.
- A good leader is always predictable : Consistency and predictability are certainly good qualities. However a good leader is one who surprises us with his hidden strength and talent when a situation demands it.
- A leader only has strengths : This is undoubtedly a myth. We all know that as human beings we all have strengths and weaknesses. So does a leader. However, a good leader is aware of his or her weakness and knows how to work around it.
Aditi Chopra is an experienced leader in the software industry.
She is a consultant, writer and a leader.
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