March 09, 2015 Articles

Developing the Leader in You

By Jennifer L. Parent

We encounter women leaders every day. From a managing partner at a law firm to a bar association president to a committee chair, more women are assuming leadership roles than ever before. But what does it take to be a leader? What are the skills?

A leader influences and inspires others to achieve a common goal. An effective leader develops buy-in from those around her and motivates others to perform at their very best. Cultivating their trust and support is key. Think about whom you admire and have backed as a leader and who has influenced you to flourish. You already have an idea of what traits are effective. You also have seen and witnessed what does not work.

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