Why is leadership important?

Key takeaways:

  1. Be careful not to confuse management and leadership. They are different roles with different focuses.
  2. Leadership is the #2 question asked in job interviews. It's important to your employer because it shows that you’re committed, looking to advance within the company and wanting more than just a paycheck.
  3. You can showcase leadership experiences outside of your job, e.g. when did you step in while on jury duty, in non-profit work, with your family, in your neighborhood, etc.
  4. In an interview, you might be asked:
    • “When have you delegated?”
    • “Was there a time you saw a leadership gap and stepped in?”
    • “Tell me about a time you were a leader…”

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