Different leadership skills are needed for different positions, but these are all necessary if you want to be an effective leader.
- Have a personal mission
Having a sense of purpose will give you motivation to lead and personal direction so you can stay on track.
- Strong character
Ethical and responsible leadership at the personal level is character-driven.
Have a deep understanding of yourself, of your strengths and shortcomings.
- Communication skills
Communication is the foundation for all leadership – above all, leaders are good communicators, both verbally and emotionally.
- Relationship skills
The ability to build and keep up relationships. Empowering and developing others, conflict management, and fostering cooperation.
- Influence and motivational skills.
Ability to be motivating, persuasive, and to focus on both outcomes and a positive process.
Team and Organizational Leadership
- Understanding and Facilitation of Group/Team Processes. Including articulating a compelling vision and stimulating groups to be creative.
- Understanding Organizations and Organizational Processes. Includes political and social skills/intelligence.
- Global Mindset. Demonstrating awareness and openness to people from diverse backgrounds.
What are your current leadership strengths? Do you see areas you can target for improvement?