It seems so basic to be talking about leadership skills and characteristics…but it is absolutely necessary given the void in the required skill set in many organizations. It is often helpful to wrap any discussion of leadership development inside proven tips for success.
” TIP! Most importantly, a good leader encourages simplicity. Be sure you’re focusing on the issues that really are important. Have you ever been passed over. Have you ever been passed over for a promotion? To be an effective leader, you must have certain skills and abilities. You will learn from this article how to evaluate what leadership skills you are lacking…”
The reality is that some leaders actually are born…others developed or risen in the moment of need. What is equally true is that while all leaders manage, not all managers are leaders. This leaves much room for growth. The characteristics for leadership, effective communicator for example, are the result of many things. some leaders were raised in an environment that fostered such communication. Others grasped the essence of communication in school or social situations and had that ah-ha moment, realizing they were good at it. Whatever cause, it is natural, learned or acquired.
For those managers and executives or school teachers or local government people who want to lead, or need to lead or are called to lead, there are many avenues to learn. In the end…learn to inspire through conviction, belief and vision.