We all are leaders and followers in our personal and professional lives. Most importantly, we must lead ourselves because leadership starts with us. Our attitude, actions, and ability to grow and learn set us apart from ineffective leaders.

Exceptional leaders are led from within – they remain focused, calm, and confident. They have a clear vision and passion for what they do. When obstacles occur, they focus on how they can overcome it and find
creative solutions.

Brilliant leaders bring out the best in others. They are able to guide their team beyond the comfort zone achieving success above and beyond the team’s expectations. The most powerful thing superb leaders are able to do is to guide their team members to feel confident and excited about their own abilities.

Emerging Leaders

The emerging leaders who succeed quickly are willing to learn from others. They are open to being coached and have a mentor to tap into the experience and knowledge of those who walked the path to success.

Business female executive success. Successful and blissful woman outside corporate building. Successful and happy hispanic brunette businesswoman with arms up.Becoming a mentee is a huge step upwards on the success ladder. Interestingly, many people don’t take advantage of learning from others and slow down or limit their progress. It takes self-awareness and humbleness to reach out to a mentor and ask for guidance.

Becoming a mentor in the areas we are proficient in is amazing and rewarding. It also keeps us expanding on our own knowledge and support our own growth.

The mentor – mentee benefits are superb and I would like to encourage you to challenge yourself:

- Become a mentee in areas you want to grow. Reach out to someone who has the knowledge and experience.
- Become a mentor. Guide others in the areas you are proficient and can make a difference in.

As you move through your own path to success, I encourage you to explore the ‘mentor – mentee’ for yourself. It really can make a difference in the results you experience.

Author's Bio: 

Ulrike Berzau is an Executive Coach & Consultant who works with individuals, teams and organization to achieve exceptional results in life and business. With extensive experience as healthcare executive, she is known for providing highly respected insights and creative solutions to secure continuous advancement and excellence. Ulrike has an unwavering passion for igniting the talent and brilliance in others and her international and multicultural experiences allow her to relate to a diverse audience. Her ambitious, yet well balanced, positive and inspiring mindset is the catalyst of her own success and assures the success of clients, staff and organizations.
Ulrike is the co-author of the International Best-Seller Imagine a Healthy You and an inspirational speaker. She is a certified Thinking into Results Consultant, certified Passion Test Facilitator, certified Achieve Today Coach and holds a Master’s Degree in Management, a Master’s Degree in Health Science, Physical Therapy, and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. www.UlrikeBerzau.com