'Diversity and Inclusion' has become more and more of a buzzword over the last few decades. Many organizations heavily advertise their diversity efforts. They post pictures on their website, illustrating the different races and genders that work for their company. At industry conferences, they host panels dedicated to discussing the benefits of diversity in the workplace. They will even implement annual diversity training as a requirement for every employee.
People often use the phrase "natural born leader". It's a flattering phrase, but in most cases, it's simply not true. Great leaders are rarely born with a superhuman ability to effectively influence others. They learn to lead through useful techniques and consistent development of leadership skills. As is true in any occupation, even the best leaders can continue to learn new methods and discover innovative approaches that will help them grow. Keep reading to learn about a few common traits that most great leaders possess.