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First, you have to know why you want to be a leader. If your looking for power, control, or glory then you might want to rethink your desire to be a leader. Always know why you are doing what you are doing and be honest with yourself.
If your still with me, then create a plan to improve your leadership skills. Below are a couple of good options.
1) Toastmasters - In toastmasters you have the opportunity to grow your leadership skills by doing. Richard Branson once said, "You don't learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over." Toastmasters is a safe place to learn and to learn from your mistakes. Also, if you can lead volunteers, you can lead anybody. It's a great way to learn leadership by doing leadership. Volunteer to be an officer and do it to the best of your ability.
2) Reading leadership books - There is a wealth of books about leadership. John Maxwell is my favorite author. Nobody is a born leader, everyone has to learn leadership skills. Books are a great way to learn from others. Even if you only get 2-3 ideas from a book that help you the rest of your life, it's time well spent.
3) Learn from your life experience - Hold yourself accountable for continuous improvement. You are going to make mistakes and that is OK. The most important thing is to learn from your mistakes. Try not to make the same mistake twice. It takes a lot of reflection to identify why things don't work out. Don't be quick to blame others, but instead look for things your could have done to improve the situation.
When I was a young leader, I thought it was cool until I had to remove a person from the team for the good of the team. Being a servant leader (Servant Leader, Ken Blanchard: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003X27230/ref=pe_385040_118058080_TE_M1T1DP) doesn't mean you serve specifically a single person, but you serve the team.
Good luck on your leadership journey. I wish you the best.
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