Traits of a leader

Maria Rodale is CEO and Chairman of Rodale, Inc, the world’s largest independent publisher of health content and the largest independent book publisher in the US.

In her recent blog, she explores the idea of ‘What It Means to Be a Leader’. The article contains valuable advice from someone who has been there and is now on the other side.

The key points are:

1) Seeing what others can’t

2) Making tough decisions

3) Take responsibility and accountability for everything in your domain.

4) Do the right thing, even if you don’t love it

5) Believe in what you do

6) But you also need back up plans

7) Don’t make sacrifices just for the sake of it

8) Get out of your comfort zone and be creative

9) Listen and observe

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