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10 Lessons in Leadership: What I Wish I'd Known From the Start

Founding and running my first company was a crash course in what real leadership looks like.

It was tough, but the lessons were priceless.

Let me share them with you in the hope they help your leadership journey.

The 10 Lessons That Shaped My Leadership

  1. Navigating Change is a Core Skill: Adaptability and leading through change are crucial in an ever-evolving business landscape.

  1. Delegation is Not a Sign of Weakness: Effective delegation is key to leadership success and empowering your team.

  1. The Importance of Self-Care in Leadership: Taking care of your own mental and physical health is vital to sustain effective leadership and prevent burnout.

  1. Mistakes are Opportunities for Growth: Mistakes are a chance to learn and improve. Not something to be ashamed of.

  1. The Impact of Small Gestures: Small acts of kindness or recognition can profoundly impact team morale and loyalty.

  1. Resilience is Key to Longevity: Resilience is essential for navigating the inevitable ups and downs of leadership.

  1. Vision Needs Clear Communication: Clearly articulating your vision is critical to inspire others to follow.

  1. The Importance of Work-Life Balance: Balancing professional demands with your personal life is essential. Don’t let it be an afterthought.

  1. The Power of Active Listening: Listening deeply to your team can transform your leadership and decision-making process.

  1. Feedback is a Two-Way Street: Giving and receiving honest feedback is invaluable for continuous improvement and growth.

What leadership lessons do you wish you'd grasped far earlier in your journey?

Let me know, I’d love to hear from you.

Thanks for reading!

Until next time,


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