Before you lead others, you must lead yourself. Before you lead yourself, you must know yourself. Do the hard work of introspection and self-reflection. How are you hardwired? What are your needs and core behaviors? How do you respond to stress? What environments bring out the best and worst in you? Take personality tests, strengths tests, and leadership-style tests. Constantly collect feedback from those around you. Then aim to operate from within your strengths and your ideal environment as often as possible, while encouraging others to do the same. Remember, leading others begins by leading yourself.
“Knowing others is intelligence. Knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.”
- Tao Te Ching