How To Develop Leadership Skills

Leadership Skills

Everyone involved in developing leaders eventually asks themselves the question

"Can I take someone who doesn't appear to be a natural leader and put them through a leadership programme that will turn them into one?"

The question is valid in that nearly everyone is a leader somewhere in their life. Just not necessarily in the place that you would want them to be.

Natural Leadership

If you work with people from a place where leadership already feels natural and comfortable for them, they can and will develop the skills and insight to become leaders elsewhere in their life.

There is one essential quality for anyone in any position of leadership: from running a company to running a church fete to running your home.

Ability To See

That quality is the ability to see what is going on.

Yes, there are other leadership qualities that are valuable:

  • Good communication
  • Being articulate
  • The ability to think on your feet
  • Humour
  • Flexibility
  • Integrity
  • Compelling presence
  • Empathy

Leadership Qualities

But if you cannot see what is going on, all those other leadership qualities are for nought.

Seeing is clarity.

Seeing is having a clear understanding of what has made you the way you are; what has shaped and influenced your life.

Clarity Is Essential

The clearer you are about what motivates and affects your behaviour as a leader, the clearer you will be able to see what is going on with other people.

In turn, once you are able to see what is going on for others, then all the other essential leadership skills can come to the fore.

Outstanding Leadership

Outstanding leadership requires much more than people being good at their job.

Outstanding leadership requires innovative thinking.

Outstanding leadership requires people to make positive and inspiring impacts.

And Outstanding leadership requires them to be able to motivate others.

What is needed is an ability to think and act 'out of the box'; out of the accepted or 'right' ways of doing things.

Great Leaders

More than anything else we find that good leaders inspire respect in those who follow them.

That respect comes from having good experiences of the leader in question.

Experiences where the leader helps individuals see their part in the bigger plan.

Great leaders don't, nor should they, fit a mould.

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