Even if you’re not at a manager or boss level, having and exhibiting leadership skills now is a good way to get that promotion — and to be prepared to handle those positions when you do. GOBankingRates spoke with executives, entrepreneurs and leadership experts to get their best advice on how to be a good leader, no matter what your current job title may be.
Keep reading to find out the best ways to successfully climb the career ladder.
Be a Leader, Not a Boss
Leaders have a clear mission they care about and stay true to it.
Hone Your Storytelling Skills
Effective stories help build rapport and trust, and also teach others how to be good leaders.
Excel at Your Job Responsibilities
One way to set yourself apart as a leader is to excel at your current work responsibilities and always challenge yourself to do more.
Be Open to Learning New Things
Developing new skills can improve your performance in your current position, and also make it easier for you to rise through the ranks.
Be an Idea Person
You should also be willing to collaborate with co-workers to share ideas, when appropriate.