Are Engineering Leaders Born or Made

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Engineering leaders… born vs. made?

Though a person could have inherent qualities to become a leader that draw people to them, or they have strong convincing powers, this doesn’t make you a good leader. Let me explain.

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Good leadership is more than just your natural talents. It is a fine art that will only come out once practiced and mastered. For example like painting, though you may have the talent for this, you still need to work hard to master this skill of yours. To become a true leader, one needs constant learning and constant improvement.

The awesome football player Vince Lombardi once said, “Leaders aren’t born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that’s the price we’ll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal.”

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Here are some tips to keep in mind, if you want to learn to become a good leader:

You can always improve and do better. Never settle.

Apologize if you’re wrong. Learn from your mistakes.

Stay positive.

Communicate openly. This is very important as you are building a “trust” relationship with your team. Hiding behind your office doors will distance you from your team.

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John Vauden

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