Some people are natural-born leaders who possess traits like charisma and decisiveness that seem second nature. Others must learn these traits as they progress in their career, filling in the personality gaps that keep them from leadership greatness. Fundera, a small business resource site, has prepared a graphic with the 7 traits of great leaders that you can compare yourself to, to see which qualities you possess or should develop. Using examples of leaders like Elon Musk and Indra Nooyi, CEO of PepsiCo, specific examples of leadership traits are highlighted along with exercises for improving these traits in yourself.
Your career is a marathon, not a sprint, and developing these leadership qualities in yourself will set you up for long-term success whether you’re CEO or a people manager.