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6 Traits Your Inner Circle Should Have

6 Traits Your Inner Circle Should Have
Posted By: Nicole Rankine on August 10, 2022

Nobody’s good at everything. Nobody achieves greatness by themselves. A leader’s success is determined by the people in his/her inner circle.

There are limits to what you can achieve personally. Once you’ve budgeted and scheduled all your time and energy, you need help to extend your reach and continue impacting people.

An inner circle can be within an organization or it can refer to the wider circle of the people you know. Most successful leaders already have an inner circle, though they may not have been intentional about creating it. Subconsciously, leaders recruit people they like or people they’re comfortable around. Consider what you want to do and if the people around you are capable of helping you get there. If the people around you can’t help you reach your leadership potential, then none of your people will reach their potential either.

There are some traits to look for when building your inner circle. You’ll notice that many of them are leadership traits—when you’re putting together your inner circle, you should particularly look for other leaders.
 Influence. If your potential team members are influential, you’ll reach far more people than you would alone.
 Complementariness. Does the potential teammate have skills that are different from yours?
 Position in life.



Have they exhibited a like-minded mindset in life?
 Value. Is the potential teammate an asset to your circle? Do they have a successful track record?
 Chemistry. Does the potential teammate interact positively with other members of the team? Do they have a niche where they can uniquely contribute? Do they make the other members of the team better, by encouraging them, helping them, or competing with them?
 Morally upstanding. This is a dealbreaker. Morally upstanding people shouldn’t automatically be added to your team, but morally suspect people should definitely not make the cut.

The Law of the Inner Circle states that a leader’s success is determined by the people in his/her inner circle. Who are the people currently in your inner circle? Consider family members, employees, mentors, and so on.

Your team probably contains several people who are good at the same things you are. What are their strengths? Are they influential or morally upstanding? What skills does each person bring to the group?

Think of three people who possess the skills your inner circle lacks. Consider adding them to your team.

Your favorite personal Growth Coach
Dr. Nic

PS. Don’t miss the upcoming Adulting In My Purpose Summit 2 Saturday, August 13th at 10 am. www.adultinginmypurpose.com

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