Research into leadership in Australia identified 12 leadership strengths that are needed for a group to flourish*. No one brings everything, but everyone brings something. If you want to contribute effectively to leadership, a key question to ask yourself is:
What are the strengths that you bring to leadership?
Take this short survey to discover your leadership strengths and unlock more energy for making a difference:
Why do leadership strengths matter?
- No single person can effectively cover all the bases required in taking a group forward – there are no superheroes
- Our challenges are adaptive, not technical. The time for solo-operating experts is over
- Leadership is multidimensional and will require many different people to contribute
- If you are contributing to a team, group or community – you will a) have more energy and b) be more effective if you contribute your strengths
- A strength is something you are a) good at and b) get energy from - What are the things that you can do all day, and still want more?
- Keep an eye out for talents: They are things you are good at, but they take energy. Using your talents wisely is a key skill for living out sustainable, long term leadership
More on leadership strengths
- Read further background research about leadership strengths and why its important to use them
- Work with a coach to start leading with your strengths and discover greater effectiveness and energy
- *The research was conducted by our Director Peter Kaldor, in his previous role as Senior Researcher alongside the team at NCLS