LESSON 2: HOW TO BECOME AN EXCEPTIONAL LEADER IN THE 21ST CENTURY

LESSON 2: HOW TO BECOME AN EXCEPTIONAL LEADER IN THE 21ST CENTURY

5 LEADERSHIP SKILLS

There are main leadership skills you must develop. These include,

Communication Skill: Great leaders are great communicators. They use the power of language to inspire, motivate and challenge people to become better.

Networking Skill: Meeting new people and growing their cycle of influence are what great leaders master.

Goals Setting Skill: Great leaders set individuals and team goals. They have goal clarity. They have a direction, know what they really want and work hard to achieve what they really want.

Critical Thinking Skill: Great leaders are good thinkers. They know that better thinking creates better life.

People’s Skill: Great leaders are people oriented. They know the importance of people and put people before tasks, things or goals.

7 WAYS TO DEVELOP YOUR LEADERSHIP SKILL

Character: Who you are.

Knowledge: What you know.

Relationship: Who you know

Intuition: How you feel.

Experience: Where you’ve been

Past success: What you’ve done

Ability: What you can do.

7 WAYS TO IMPROVE YOUR LEADERSHIP SKILL

To develop leadership skill, an individual must develop the following habit;

LEARN CONTINUOUSLY: Be a student for life. Keep learning, keep growing, keep improving, keep evolving. Keep becoming better every day.

LIVE INTENTIONALLY: Be conscious about your choices and decisions. Be mindful about what you do and what you want to be remembered for. Build outstanding character.

LOOK EXPANSIVELY: Pay attention to details. Success leaves clues. Study how successful people think, act, walk, dress and show up to the world and model it, improve on it.

LISTEN CAREFULLY: Listen intently, listen closely, listen intentionally. Be an excellent listener. Listen to understand not to reply.

LOVE WHOLEHEARTEDLY: Fall in love with adding value to people not just your product or services or business. Fall in love with people. Love what you do, do what you love.

CONTRIBUTE CONSTANTLY: be a blessing to others. Always be looking for opportunities to contribute more value to more people.

GIVE REPEATEDLY: Give consistently. Give, give and give. The more you give your best to the world, the more the world will give you her best. Givers never lack.

7 LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES

To have a system of developing great leaders, an organization must build a culture of

Communicate Regularly: There must be regular and update information passing mechanism in an organization.

Measure Everything: Learn to analyze in order to accelerate. Review individuals, teams and the whole organization performance. Always take feedbacks from your clients.

Management By Objectives: Set individual, team and organization goals that inspire your team to become more, do more and accomplish more as an individual, team and as an organization.

High Achievement Drives: The culture of the right attitude towards work and result must be properly cultivated and rewarded.

Strong Emotional Intelligence: Emotion is the force of life. The right emotion creates the right momentum.

Powerful Social Skills: An organization must develop a culture of satisfying relationship within the organization and outside the organization.

Extraordinary Team Work: A culture of unity of purpose, mutual respect, one for all and all for one.

A leader is the one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way. The power to develop as a leader and improve your leadership capacity lies within you.