One way to be successful at anything in life is to regularly take stock of yourself and your work. What is working lately, and what challenges have cropped up?
Therefore one of the best ways to be a strong leader is to know what type of leader you are. If you’re self-aware and consistent, your board and members will be comfortable knowing what to ask and expect from you.
How do you assess your leadership style? Check out this article from Associations Now: 8 common leadership styles.
Which one do you most closely identify with?
Keep in mind, you probably (and arguably should) have qualities from several lists.
Need help discovering your leadership style? Here’s a quiz that could help!
When taking on a change in your leadership position or handling a new board, the first thing to do will be take a read of who you will be in charge of. Different individuals respond to different types of leaders.
Another thing: leadership usually must change with the situation. For example, taking charge of planning a large national meeting is a lot different than resolving a small conflict on the board.
Now go forth, association leader. Keep up the good work!