What does it mean to be a leader?
Genuine leadership can be practiced in a wide variety of ways. Many of the people we regard as great leaders will approach leadership from very different perspectives and through distinct choices and behaviours.
Some will lead by understanding every aspect and detail of their business, others may concentrate on relationships and partnerships, whilst still others will focus on inspiring the people around them.
Situational elements may impact what might be required of leaders in different scenarios, but ultimately, what it takes to become an effective leader is a question only you can really answer.
Exploring and understanding which approach works best for you will enable you to develop and adapt a leadership style that is authentically yours.
It is never too early to start your leadership journey. Beginning to build and develop your leadership skills whilst you study will give you insight and experience that will empower and expand your professional horizons.
There are many ways to engage in leadership activities at Flinders University, and the Leadership Specialisation program within the Horizon Professional Development Award is an ideal place to start.