The most effective coaches are those that have been properly coached. “You must first become a follower before you can become a leader.” Find someone in your organization who you look up to and admire. Ask this person to work with you and help you understand the steps needed to become a good coach/leader. Watch how they carry themselves, interact with their employees, how they motive and respond to daily challenges. There are many steps to becoming a great coach/leader but the first step requires someone that can be open and honest with him or herself. Leadership skills are learned and the best leaders are those that take little bits and pieces from those with whom they have surrounded themselves. Don’t limit your learning since Leadership isn’t “one size fits all.”

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