Leadership and entrepreneurial qualities are very similar. And career self-managers must develop these qualities in order to lead themselves in their own lives and livelihoods….
Leadership is generally assumed to be a set of skills and qualities that are applied in relationship to other people – peers, subordinates, family, work groups, etc. But those very same skills and qualities, if present and implemented in one’s own self-leadership (confidence in the leader is paramount!) that may be what helps a person exude leadership pheromones to help others perceive them as leaders. The ‘unknown factor’ of leadership is not mere self-confidence or charisma, but an ability to be empathetic, analytical and encouraging to oneself.