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Just as iron needs to be heated up and hammered into shape, great leaders are formed by real-life challenges that test their mettle. To be tough enough to lead means you must be willing to learn from both your mentors and your mistakes. These are two key takeaways from Lessons in Leadership (Rutgers University Press), a new book by Steve Adubato, Ph.D...
By Steve Adubato, Ph.D.
We all negotiate. We negotiate just about everything. Being a good negotiator is about being a first-rate communicator and empathetic leader. It doesn't simply mean being a good public speaker, but a thoughtful, sensitive and aware communicator and leader who understands and respects other people and the complexity of the process.
When asked, most folks say that they consider themselves leaders of one sort or another. But leadership is not an absolute thing. It is not black and white. Some days we are better leaders than others. In fact, we demonstrate superior leadership on one specific task and a short time later we fall on our face when up against another. Leadership is relative, and the really great leaders are constantly engaged in self-examination and finding ways to get better.