There is no such thing a leader born. Everybody can learn how to become a better leader, and then apply these concepts every day. While some people have natural abilities, it is not enough. Soft skills are essential for today’s workplace. Leadership skills are in high demand and essential to increase creativity in the workplace.
The 4 Building Blocks to Great Leadership
Soft skills take time and training. You must be willing to put in the effort and work hard to learn it. Vision, communication, interpersonal style and decision-making skills are all essential to becoming a great leader. These skills are vital.
Communication among your stakeholders
To improve your communication skills, you don’t have to be a leader or even want to be one. Communication skills can have a huge impact on your career and help you to be more successful in the workplace. We live in a world of technology. Communication via email, instant messengers and social media channels is commonplace. However, it is important to maintain our ability to communicate and listen to others in real-life situations. Technology is great, but we must recognize its limitations and make the best of them.
Being aware of your surroundings is an important part of developing your communication skills. This requires a balance between self-awareness, interpersonal skills, and organisational awareness. Although almost everyone can achieve organisational awareness, it is not easy. You must be able to observe and learn how information flows.
These 3 skills will allow you to begin your journey towards leadership.
Listening well is an important part of communication. We lose our ability to listen in a noisy and busy world. These seven steps will help you improve your listening skills.
Listen when you’re listening. Multitasking doesn’t work.
Try to listen at least 90% and talk at 10%.
Talking to someone else is a good idea. Asking questions to clarify, expand and explore more information is a key tool.
If the other person asks for your advice, you should not give it.
You must ensure that the environment is conducive for listening.
If you are asked to take notes during a conversation, don’t interrupt the flow of the conversation.
Tips to be a better leader
We know that great leaders must have a vision for their business or the company they represent. Communications it’s also part of this group, flowing by interpersonal style and problem-solving/decision-making skills.
What about those who don’t yet have these skills? How can you expect to be natural communicators? Training and continuous learning can help you develop leadership skills. Below are some tips that will help you become a better leader, or prepare you to be one.
Learn Your Leadership Style
Your leadership style is tied to your personality. It is easier to learn and train to become better at something if you know your style. Understanding your leadership style is key to being a strong leader. A leader can have many qualities. Some leaders are visionaries and coaches while others prefer a bureaucratic approach.
First, evaluate your strengths and weaknesses. Next, identify opportunities for improvement. There are many leadership assessments that can help you identify your strengths and provide insight into the different types of leaders available. Once you have determined what type of leader you want and what areas you need to improve, you can start your journey to becoming a better leader.
Courses that can help you:
Discovering Your Leadership Voice
Leaders are by definition able to inspire others. Speaking in conversation or presenting to a group, a powerful message of leadership delivered with impact and that is focused on the needs and wants of the audience can inspire and motivate others. This will increase your leadership effectiveness and help you galvanize support for your vision. This course will teach you proven techniques to develop and trust your voice as a leader. It builds trust, fosters enthusiasm, engages colleagues and strengthens relationships.
Personal Development, Leader of Projects/Teams
WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
Your message can help you improve your leadership effectiveness
Communicate more openly and authentically
Create compelling messages that connect people with your purpose
Engage, motivate and inspire others to embrace the change
Use your leadership voice for more impact and influence
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Professionals who wish to improve or strengthen their leadership positions.
Course Demo Video
2 days (consecutive). Normally runs from 14:00 to 22:00 Live Online. Can also be done in person. Contact us for details. Practice listening and communicating clearly
It’s communication skills again. Communication skills are an asset to all, not just leaders or managers. Everyone can benefit from it, regardless of their career level.
Leaders who communicate clearly with their team members in small groups and individually are great leaders. Leaders can build relationships with their team members in a one-on-1 setting and keep communication open. Show care and concern for your team members.