Be brave in your character and you will definitely be a leader.


MPW Insider is one of several online communities where the biggest names in business answer timely career and leadership questions. This week we ask: What advice would you give someone going into a leadership position for the first time? The following answer is by China Gorman, CEO of Great Place to Work Institute.

Taking on a leadership role can be quite a heady experience. At first, your mind brims with ideas and possibilities. There’s so much you want to achieve and so much to accomplish. Sure, you may be inheriting some issues along with the new title, but you’ve read enough business books to know that all issues are really opportunities to show the world what you’re made of. So what are you made of?

Now, before you answer with a list of strengths and weaknesses, I would challenge you to think outward, not inward. As a leader, you are…

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