Leadership is a challenge that one takes up in order to manage a team. It requires a few skills and attributes that you may already have, however weâ€™ll highlight some in this article
- Self-Awareness â€“ knowing your strengths and weaknesses
- Have emotional intelligence (this can be learned)
- Effective Conflict Resolution skills including noticing the relationships that are working for you and those that arenâ€™t, and do something about the ones that arenâ€™t.
- Never stop learning and developing yourself.
These skills and more can be developed through Leadership Coaching. It is a very empowering process and can help you tap into knowledge and resources that you didnâ€™t even know you had. So rather than worry about not being the leader you want to be, have some coaching and start the journey and become the leader you want to be.
Have you ever worked for someone who wasnâ€™tÂ Â
aware of a negative or annoying habit they had?
Whatâ€™s it like? Iâ€™ve asked this question many times
and people often respond with â€œI want to screamâ€.
Sometimes you canâ€™t believe they donâ€™t know about
it because it seems so obvious to you, and this in
itself can create a huge amount of frustration.
But the reality is that we all have annoying ways of
doing things from some perspective.
Leadership Truth – When you are in a leadership role part of your job is to engage the majority of your team so they support you, not resist you.
If you donâ€™t address the negative relationships you have with people, then you will continue to get more.
Leadership Truth â€“ You must be prepared to continually develop yourself both professionally and personally.
If you donâ€™t ever encourage and take on board feedback then you wonâ€™t change. â€œIf nothing changes, nothing changesâ€.
Why are people so afraid of getting feedback? Well thatâ€™s another good question and people say they donâ€™t want to get hurt. But in reality if we have an annoying habit or behaviour we can be hurting others and our relationships without even knowing.
What I suggest â€“ Be brave, step up, get feedback, but get it from people who you trust, respect and value their opinion. Also have a 360Â° feedback diagnostic â€“ these are profoundly useful when in a leadership role.
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