5 personal leadership lessons from Benjamin Franklin

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Benjamin Franklin was a man who got things done. He “was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States and in many ways was “the First American”. A renowned polymath, Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat.” 

To illustrate just how much he got done, consider the following list of inventions and achievements: 

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3 ways leaders become self-aware

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You cannot become a great leader without self-awareness.  Self-awareness is the ability to accept and proactively use feedback about oneself to improve leadership skills. 

Self-aware leaders are able to respond appropriately to people and situations. Successful leadership involves taking people on a journey into an uncertain future. Leadership is not something that can be achieved by following a step-by-step recipe. Rather leadership demands you experiment, reflect, learn and adapt to a constantly changing environment. 

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