Video: Leadership: The Most Important Skill from “A Year of Leadership”

Leadership most important skill

From “A Year of Leadership” – Career Opportunities Podcast with Douglas E. Welch

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“Leadership could be the most important skill you cultivate this year and you need to exercise it in large and small ways — especially the small ones, which I’ll talk about in a little bit. Leadership is what makes you different from those around you. It’s what makes you different from the person down the hall, in the next cube, in the next company, in the next world. Frankly, over the years, we have seemingly forgotten how to lead. We begin to think that leadership is only something that you do, gets done at the highest levels of government or in the highest levels of your company — only up there in the executive suites. It’s something done by other people. The fact is, though, leadership is done, by you, every day, right where you are. 

Douglas is writer and host of Career Opportunities, a long running column and podcast dedicated to “Helping to Build the Career You Deserve!” Career Opportunities began in 1997 as a magazine column and expanded to a podcast in 2004. Douglas is also a New Media Consultant, Technology and Career Consultant with over 30 years experience in high-tech. You can find all of Douglas’ work at

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