Being a leader isn’t easy. You are constantly being relied upon and everyone’s eyes are always on you. You are responsible for a lot of big decisions and it might get hard from time to time. A successful leader is hard to become but that’s only because there is always something to work on and be better at. The core leadership skills you need to succeed in every role will be discussed below as we break down what is needed to be a great leader.
According to ccl.org, they have cultivated the “Fundamental 4” skills every leader needs and they are basically :
- Learning Agility
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If we break these down, it might seem simple to incorporate these 4 skills into every day life. However, there is a way to get these skills to be a part of your life and you need to constantly work on them to ensure that you are becoming a better version of yourself.
For example, the skill communication. Communication is a fundamental skill EVERYONE needs to have. So how does being a leader bring about a different type of communication skill?
Well, to be a leader, you need this basic skill to be able to communicate with your team and tell them what needs to be done and how they need to get it done. When you are a leader, people look up to you and they will look to you for next steps. If you are unable to communicate this to your team, it will be a problem when they try to actually get the work done.
In addition to that, you will also need to have increased listening skills. Being a leader and managing people is not easy, especially if you are doing it for the first time. You need to be able to take in information and convert it into useful info to be shared with the team to better the team. You need to build trust and confidence in you and the only way to do that is with good communication and listening skills.
Also, another important skill mentioned is that of self-awareness. Self- awareness is important because as a leader, you need to know what your skillset is. You need to measure and understand your own strength and weaknesses. Only then can you ensure that you can analyse and find the strengths and weaknesses of you own teammates.
Self-awareness allows for you to analyse and always check back to your own attitude or decisions made. You can collect all this info and improve on your skills while improving your overall influence as a great leader.
With these 4 skills being worked on and taken care of on a daily basis, you are definitely on the right track to becoming a great leader.
In addition to the skills mentioned above, it is always good to also have additional skills that are related to softwares or programs since we live in a world run by technology. For example, SSM released their MBRS tool earlier this year and it is slated to help all companies and businesses improve their annual returns reporting as well as their EA reports. To ensure that your team is ready for this amazing upgrade, please make sure that they attend these workshops to get certified today.