What does it take to be a great leader? A topic we have explored many times before. Now, we highlight leadership lessons to improve yourself
From HubSpot: Leadership Lessons to Improve Yourself
Before you dive into the insightful leadership lessons contained in articles in this E-book, one clarification is in order: This round-up of articles written by Dharmesh Shah was not rounded up or conceived by Dharmesh Shah. Instead, we (the HubSpot Marketing Team) chose our favorite articles from our founder on the subject of leadership. This clarification is important so you, the reader, understand someone didn’t round up their own pearls of wisdom. Humility being one of the tenets of the HubSpot Culture Code, doing such a thing might be a contradiction, after all.
It’s also important because you’re about to read articles that talk about leadership through the lens of humility. And confidence, relationships, and all the other qualities that bubble up to being a great leader. Whether you’re in the C-Suite, entry level, founding your own business, or a student, these lessons on leadership apply to anyone. (Remember, anyone can be a leader.)
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Beyond the Paycheck
Plenty of studies show that pay increases only serve as a short-term performance motivator. [Ten factors are discussed.]
Truly Confident People
Covers nine qualities of truly confident people. Confidence is not bravado, or swagger, or an overt pretense of bravery. Nor some bold or brash air of self-belief directed at others. “Confidence is quiet: And a natural expression of ability, expertise, and self-regard.”
Dangers Learning From the Exceptional
There are great lessons to be learned from many exceptional companies like Google, Apple, and Amazon. But, can you just copy the best practices from these amazing companies and use them to succeed at your own business? I doubt it.
True Meaning of Leading by Example
Leaders aren’t given respect. Indeed, they earn the respect of the people they lead. Leaders are not automatically trusted. They earn the trust of the people they lead. In cases where someone “inherits” a position or is given a position arbitrarily, they don’t really have trust — they have a title. Those are different things. The best way to earn respect, to earn trust, and to earn the right to lead others is to lead not by word but by example.