Los Gatos, CA – Whether you believe yourself to be a ‘natural leader’ or not, the fact is, managing is easy. Leading is hard. Managing is about the work that needs to get done, but leading is about finding the opportunity to engage people so they are enthusiastic to do it.
According to leadership coach Loretta Stagnitto, the keys to building your leadership acumen are self-awareness, self-reflection, empathy and lots of intentional action.
Loretta is the founder of Loretta Stagnitto Leadership Associates, specializing in leadership development, team development and executive coaching. Loretta helps business professionals and teams become more self-aware of their innate personalities and motivations, how they think and behave as a manifestation of those, and how that behavior impacts other individuals and teams. By putting that awareness into practice, they move themselves from managing to leading, and empower others to reach new levels of leadership.
Often people are placed in leadership roles based on the work they have accomplished and their recognition as good managers. To thrive as a leader, you have to be motivated and receptive to constantly be learning about yourself, and getting feedback about how you are doing from peers, staff and other leaders. You have to be knowledge and reflective, and willing to make changes, too.
“It's a different level of learning and development and awareness for them,” says Loretta.
For more information on Loretta Stagnitto Leadership Associates, visit www.lorettastagnitto.com