“A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.” –Martin Luther King Jr. Leadership skills mean a power to influence an individual or a group- thoughts, beliefs as well as their behavior. Being a leader comes with a lot of responsibility and a lot of work. Having leadership skills helps you in the advancement of your personality as well as helps you in molding yourself for your future. Some are natural leaders and some are self-made leaders but both leaders skills need to survive, and they can do that by following the below tactics to be an amazing leader.
Network more, communicate with more people make yourself known. When more people know, they find out what you do. This helps you when or if they want your help. They contact you and that’s how you make contacts and when you lead the work your leadership skills quality enhances more. This shows people who work with you, your importance, and how well you work in a team. These qualities impress people a lot and make them admire you and you gain followers (as in a positive manner). So, not only leaders should network the people who are with them should network with them as well.
Leaders should always be positive about their progress, when a leader is positive and hopeful this makes the people working with them feel confident and hopeful as well. A positive attitude can make a group or break a group, a person’s attitude impacts people a lot. In tough times if you are not optimist then your team members may feel discouraged and disheartened which may reflect on your work. So, be positive and optimistic and all your work frown will be turned upside down. Don’t pressure your team members with your negative attitude because you may reflect yourself in a bad light and your team members may not trust you again.
When your teammates voice out their opinions, listen to them. Don’t dismiss them immediately; this may make them feel as if their opinions don’t matter and make them feel that they are not a part of your group. Plus, on the bright side, if your teammate’s opinion is actually excellent this may not only help you but this will also bring the group together and make you all want to work together more. So, considering everyone’s opinion looks good on a leader’s part as well as makes all the teammates feel included and not secluded.
Don’t dump all of your work on your teammates, work slowly, and assign bits and parts of work or simply divide them up. Set small or minor goals like doing one thing at a time and not all at once, plan out what to work on and who will work on what will help decrease your work pressure and allow you to stay focus without having any conflicts. Slowly, move up your goal from minor goals to major goals and you will see the change of how well it will work out for everyone.
As a leader, it is your job to make sure all your teammate’s doubts are resolved. When they come to you with doubts resolve them with open arms. Being an advisor is something team leaders are naturally good at, but being a listener may be difficult for them. Being a listener is also a very important part of being a leader, listening to your teammate’s problem will make them feel as if they are being heard and show that you care.
Motivating your teammates makes them work harder and better. They feel that they are in a group where everybody works together and in harmony. Inspire your teammates by telling them they should be creative in their own way and can share their thoughts in this free space, in between their groups.
By giving them benefit of doubt, you give your teammates an opportunity to trust. When leaders create a safe space for individuals to speak up, these builds are a certain amount of trust between the member and of the member with the leader and this reduces the chances of conflicts.
Respect others and they will respect you back, and this is something that every leader should keep in their mind to improve their leadership skills. When you respect your teammates work and them as an individual, they will respect you back and respond positively to the work you assign them. So, the bottom line is to respect everyone.
When there’s a building up of a conflict, try resolving them quickly by taking everything out and simplifying all the misunderstandings. Conflicts in a group are inevitable, they are going to take place sooner or later so it’s best if you work it out before it gets too late.
So, here you found how to improve your leadership skills after the 12th class to conquer the world in the future.