LEADERSHIPHQ chief executive Sonia McDonald’s recent Diversity Award, presented by NSW Minister for Women Pru Goward, was a timely precursor to this month’s release of LeadershipHQ’s second book, Leadership Attitude: How Mindset and Action can Change Your World.
Ms McDonald, its author, said the book focused on “identifying personal strengths and acting upon them, using a mentor, and empowering others, to develop leadership qualities that motivate, influence and inspire”.
Ms McDonald said understanding personal leadership traits and attitudes were the drivers for developing leadership abilities.
“Leadership is not a role or title; it is how you think, feel and see yourself and how you act as a leader,” she said.
“Thinking like a leader generally means you will start behaving like a leader.
“I work with leaders across a wide range of industries and occupations and there is no doubt that being confident and owning who you are leads to increased leadership abilities.
“Be authentic: the best leaders are the ones that know that self-awareness is the greatest capability.”
Last year Ms McDonald was named in digital business magazine Richtopia’s 250 Most Influential Women Leaders of the world.
She is also a regular contributor to The Australian, Business Insider and Richtopia.
Leadership Attitude: How Mindset and Action can Change Your World retails for $28 and is available via the LeadershipHQ website.
The Kindle edition retails for $9.20 and is available through Amazon.