How Do You Develop Leaders? Practice, Practice, Practice
There is an old joke: How do you get to Carnegie Hall? “Practice man, practice.” The same can be said for any skill, and leadership is nothing if not a skill. To be an excellent leader, you have to practice! Very few people have the ability to just walk into a room and take charge. You need to be prepared. Your employees will often look at you to have all of the answers, so you should have as many at your fingertips as possible. You should also research a number of different leadership styles, to see what form best suits you. Are you a take-charge kind of person? A collaborative person? Explore different styles, see what works for you and what doesn’t, then mix and match depending on the situation. Learning from an experienced leadership coach can give you the inside track to improving your skills, as their outside eye can help make you aware of areas you need to work on. Yes, this kind of personal work can be exhausting but the only way to grow as a leader is to be resilient and keep pushing forward. Leadership is a skill just like any other, and with practice you can become a leader your employees will be proud to follow!
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