Whether you are aware of it or not, on
some level you are continually leading
for how to improve your leadership skills
and think about ways you can implement
them in your daily life at work.
- Have a clear vision. Take the time to share your vision, your
mission and your goals with your team.
job as a leader is to provide a clear path that
your team can follow.
Your team also must
understand why the goals you have set are
valuable to them.
Take the time to explain
to them, in detail, why and how your vision
will not only improve the business, but how
it will benefit them in return.
- Know and utilize your strengths
and gifts. You have unique gifts, leadership skills you
were born with and personal strengths you
have developed over your lifetime. Realizing
these gifts and strengths and applying them
will assist you in being a formidable leader.
- Be Passionate. Passion is one of the most important lead
ership skills! Great leaders have a
genuine passion and enthusiasm for their projects.
Start by thinking of different ways you can
express your zeal. Let people know that
you care about their progress.
person shares something with the rest of
the group, be sure to tell them how much
you appreciate their contributions.
- Live in accordance with your
morals and values. Making choices aligned with your morals
and values helps you succeed almost as effortlessly as key leadership skills. People
sense integrity and will naturally respect
- Serve as a role model. The best leaders walk the walk and talk
the talk. As a result, group members
admire these leaders and work to emulate
these behaviors. If you want to become
a better leader, work on modeling the
qualities that you would like to see in your
- Set definitive goals and follow
concrete action plans You have to know your destination before
you can map out a plan to get there.
To improve your leadership skills, first
set specific life goals with appropriate
timelines. Design your goals by moving
backwards from the end of your life to
the present week. Then, formulate action
plans you can commit to that will get you
where you want to be.
- Maintain a positive attitude. No one respects a grumpy or negative
With a positive attitude, you are
looking at the bright side of life. People
are naturally attracted to others who have
a positive attitude. By being positive,
you will lead a happier life and surround
yourself with other positive people.
- Improve communication skills Having great leadership skills includes being able to clearly and specifically communicate your vision, goals, skills, intentions
and expectations to others. It also includes
listening to what other people have to say
and how they are communicating.
- Motivate others to greatness. The greatest leaders are those who em
brace everyone in their sphere of influence
by recognizing each person’s unique value.
To be one of these leaders, look beyond
the obvious and see others with insight
- Admit failures and weaknesses
and learn from them. Face it—no one is perfect. Everyone has
made a mistake or two in their lives! The
most successful leaders know that the key
to success is not in avoiding falling or failing, but to learn from their mistakes. As a
strong leader, you will also be able to communicate your weaknesses to your team,
so that you and your team can determine
who excels at that particular task or activity to balance the load.
- Continue to educate and
improve yourself. Great leaders not only demonstrate effective
they continue to improve themselves in
every possible way. The person who thinks
he is an expert has a lot more to learn.
Never stop learning. Be receptive to others’
perception and to information you glean
from the world around you. Always grow
About the Author
is an Interview and Career
Acceleration Coach who specializes in
helping professionals get any job they want
at their best-ever salary.