If there is one thing we know for certain here at Cape Reserve, it’s that the success of a business comes down to one thing – strong leadership. Luckily, we have a Management Development Program that educates and provides every individual who walks through our doors with the tools necessary to grow into a leader who hits goals and inspires others to do the same. We focus on three traits that are the foundation of solid leadership: setting the right example, maintaining your attitude, and the importance of a student mentality. Once these are mastered, the rest always follow suit. If you want to develop yourself into a follow-worthy leader, keep reading!


Did you know that behavior is learned? You pick up many of your mannerisms and personality traits depending on the environment that you grow up in. However, the rest of your behaviors are developed through choice. Now, as a leader, you have a decision to make. Are you going to set a strong example for your team, or will you cross your fingers and hope for the best? No matter your choice, your team is watching your every move. It is up to you to be their role model and show them the proper steps to reach their career goals!


Your smile is contagious, so share it with the world or your office! Your attitude directly affects your team members. We understand that business has its ups and downs, but it can be challenging to maintain a consistent positive attitude. However, you are the leader, and this is your responsibility. Show your team that you are in control of your mentality and that mistakes along the way are simply speed bumps in the journey to success.


Continuous self-development is key to being an effective leader. The world is constantly evolving, and you must be prepared to grow with it! A strong leader knows that no matter where they are in their career, there will always be something new to learn and another skill to master. This is what is going to help you develop yourself AND your team into strong leaders. You should jump at every opportunity to network and learn from other business leaders because there will always be someone more successful and knowledgeable at the end of the day. Besides, your team depends on you to keep up with the times!

The Cape Reserve team dedicates a significant amount of time to self-development and recommends that you do as well. We are working hard to provide life-changing opportunities for others, and to achieve that goal, we must be our best 100% of the time. We hope this advice has motivated you to step out of your comfort zone and tackle this next career step – leadership. We believe in you and know that with the right amount of guidance and hard work, you can develop into a leader that others are lining up to follow! For even more career advice like this, we encourage you to connect with us on LinkedIn!