What’s Holding You Back From Becoming A Leader?

“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” — John C. Maxwell

Are you striving to become a leader? Have you ever thought about what might be holding you back? In a recent video I watched, Anne Morriss, the managing director of the Concire Leadership Institute, talks about a few common barriers that stop people from becoming leaders:

1. Overemphasizing personal goals – leadership isn’t about you. It’s about making other people better as a result of your presence, and about making sure they can continue to succeed after you leave. 

2. Being distracted by your personal image – Sometimes “acting” or “looking” like a leader can actually prevent you from being a successful and effective leader. 

3. Turning competitors into enemies – as you turn others into characters, you become a character yourself. 

To learn more about each barrier, and for more insight on why some individuals are held back from becoming a leader, watch the entire video below. 

What other barriers do you think exist? I’d love to get your opinion on this topic. Please do me a favor and leave a comment in the Facebook Comments section below. Thank you!

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