3 Habits of True Leaders

Here are actionable strategies for building up three key leadership qualities.

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  • Make it a habit to tell yourself that you're in control of your own life. True leaders generally don't make excuses and are wise enough to take responsibility for their actions -- and reactions. Acknowledging complete responsibility can give you power, and it can also lead to feeling a greater degree of control over your emotions.
  • Remember that one of your most valuable assets is your reputation, and you can protect it by consistently practicing honesty both in work and in life.
  • In business, some people are taught to look out for themselves first, so it's important to invest in generosity. Aim to do one selfless thing every day -- something for which you don't expect anything in return.

You can find more leadership tips in Million Dollar Habits.

Hayden Field

Entrepreneur Staff

Associate Editor

Hayden Field is an associate editor at Entrepreneur. She covers technology, business and science. Her work has also appeared in Fortune Magazine, Mashable, Refinery29 and others. 

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