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Character and Leadership
The characteristics of a great (character) leader
One thing is sure, we are really in a need of great (good & strong) leaders to help and guide us to be able to make the essential large-scale decisions that keep our beloved planet moving (CCL, 2021). In the same vein, already with or without world saving plans, it is worth investing in developing your character more than ever. When we align the way we lead with who we are, allowing our strengths to shine, we are more influential, more impactful and find we are more content with the work we do…
After finishing this article, we would recommend you thinking about the following points:
Who am I?
Who I want to be?
And how can I develop myself, my character to be the leader of (the changes in) my life?
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