“What does leadership mean to you?” If you’re early in your career or don’t hold a managerial or supervisory position, you might assume that question isn’t relevant to you, but that isn’t the case. Embracing leadership early on gives you more opportunities as a professional to develop the skills and mindset necessary to continue growth and build success, regardless of where you currently are in your career.

In Leveling UP as a Leader, a new SN Plus article, you’ll learn why leadership skills are important for everyone, whether you’re an entry-level employee or an experienced supervisor. Leadership isn’t just about job titles, experience or hierarchies—it’s about showing initiative, taking responsibility and inspiring others, no matter where you stand. Inside you’ll discover seven tactics for developing or improving your leadership skills, from the importance of embracing continuous learning and developing emotional intelligence to adopting a growth mindset and practicing strategic thinking.

Let the tips shared in this article inspire you to become a better leader! The earlier you start considering yourself a leader in your career, the further you will go, so start now! Seize opportunities to improve yourself and let your leadership evolve with each new experience and challenge. Click here to read it now.

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School Nutrition thanks Bridgford Foods for its generous support in making this article available.

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