Want to lead, but don’t know where to begin? Or are you stuck in a leadership role that doesn’t suit you? Here are some effective tips to help ignite your leadership.
At its base level, leadership is a process of social influence, which maximizes the efforts of others, towards the achievement of a goal.
Yes, it is about leading a group of people to do something but it is also about so much more along the way. It is providing clarity of direction, developing yourself and others, and working action by action with integrity and purpose.
Leadership today is not about big gestures and alpha presence, it’s about building relationships, resolving conflict, and making tough decisions. Good leadership is not effortless. Nor is it about position and power.
What you have to remember is that the vast majority of leaders are not visible some of them are not even management. They are organizational influencers, emerging leaders, sometimes middle management, and often unseen and unsung.
Leadership is also not confined to organizations or businesses. There are many examples of brilliant leadership within communities, churches, voluntary organizations, political movements, and friendship groups. These leadership positions – although perhaps informal – often have an added social pressure to them that makes them all the more impressive!
Above all, leadership is a personal journey, not necessarily a career path. That is why whenever we talk about leadership training, we talk about working with individuals to develop their skillset…which they can then apply within a company setting.
What to do next?
Get the best from your people by investing in leadership training at all levels of the organization. Not only does it empower staff to solve problems, but it builds organizational readiness and succession plans.
If you are ready to discuss leadership training across teams and levels of your organization or indeed for yourself, then get in touch.
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