27 Jun How to become a good leader?
Who has never heard their managers, colleagues or teammates preaching how some persons are good leaders, how leadership is important to find success at work and why leadership management is the answer to better performances. Hiring and finding leaders can be really difficult for companies: coaching and tutoring to improve and enhance leadership skills may be the answer to leadership management goals. So, don’t worry! Becoming a good and successful leader is clearly not out of your reach!
What is a leader?
“A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way” John C. Maxwell
There are many types of leaders and leaderships: you can meet some of them in your everyday life or your professional life. We are going to interest ourselves in the manager type. A manager who has leadership skills and knows how to use them will create the best result out of his or her team.
But do we become a leader or are we born one?
Just to be clear, we CAN’T separate people in only two types: the leaders and the followers. On the contrary, you can learn how to become a leader or wake up the leader that lies in you. It is all about sharpening and improving your leadership skills.
What are the qualities of a good leader?
Good leaders are self-aware of their strengths and weaknesses. They know how to use them to empower, motivate and lead their team to their goals and objectives. Their colleagues and teammates trust them and they are going collectively toward the same direction. The good leaders own all the leadership skills that define them, they know how to use them and how to improve and sharpen them.
How to improve our leadership skills?
Working on leadership skills is the basis to become a great leader. Smart leadership will blend soft and hard skills. No worries, as said earlier, becoming and being a good leader is not always innate: you can work on it to achieve it. Leadership coaching and training can be the solution to leadership skills improvement and enhancement. More and more companies hire coaches to train their managers: they have understood that a team which is managed by a great leader will be way more successful and motivated!
That is LSL Management Tip, thanks for reading and be sure to check the other management tips on our blog for LEARN. SUCCEED. LEAD.