When it comes to developing your leadership style, there’s no substitute for self-reflection and self-awareness.
“It’s easy to go about your day without really taking the time to reflect on how you’re showing up,” Roper says.
To do this, you have to seek feedback, maybe enlist a mentor and be really honest with yourself. Are you connecting with people in a genuine and authentic way, or are you emulating what you think a leader should be?
“You’re never going to be able to develop any sort of skill if you’re not willing to be honest with yourself and open to seeing your own inadequacies,” Roper says.
“Or,” she adds, “where your own opportunities lie.”