10 Must-Knows for a Future Leader

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It’s always a pleasure having the opportunity to learn and be challenged to think in a way you might not have thought of before. I recently had the honor of attending a leadership breakfast in Las Vegas featuring renowned author and speaker D.J. Allen, along with MGM Resorts’ Senior VP of Entertainment, Rick Arpin. Talk about an incredible morning with inspiring people! D.J. and Rick shared with us some words of wisdom that all leaders and aspiring leaders should keep in mind.

As Vice President at Capture Marketing, I take on a lot of different leadership roles, but still continue to learn from others how to constantly improve my skills. There were a lot of great tips that I took with me, but I want to share with you my Top 10 Takeaways that I feel every leader should know:


Each of these points looks at leadership in a different way. Some of these seem obvious, but others we may not have even thought about. It’s important to take the moment and really look at these points and evaluate your own leadership skills. Even the best leaders out there aren’t perfect – there’s always something new you can learn.

As a leader, you will constantly be learning from the mistakes you make and the people you meet along the way. There’s always something you can take away from every interaction you make. You must constantly push yourself and those around you to be better, starting by acknowledging your faults and knowing where you can improve. If you’re not sure where to start, try these 10 tips and see where it takes you.


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