Not everyone is born to be a leader. It takes some serious knowledge, skills and self-awareness to effectively lead others. Quite often, people are promoted or recruited into roles of leadership who don’t necessarily hold the essential skills to be an effective leader, yet. The difference between good and bad leadership in a business can be colossal. To better equip new and emerging leaders for the next stage of their career, it is a good idea that they complete leadership skills training. They will focus on three key aspects of being an effective leader.

The three key aspects of being an effective leader include:

  • Personal Performance – Ability to focus on one’s own personal performance to increase self-leadership skills and emotional intelligence.
  • Managing Others – The ability to have difficult conversations with others, simultaneously motivate different generations, navigate conflict, and problem solving.
  • Leadership Skills – Ability to adapt to different situations and tailor your leadership style to fit in with other personality types.

What are some key leadership skills?

Quite often, people will lack the key skills required to be an effective leader.

These key skills include:

  • Conflict management skills
  • Empathy
  • Delegation skills
  • Listening skills
  • Communication skills
  • Strong self-awareness
  • Ability to influence others
  • Respect for self and others

These key skills will support a leader to make decisions, have conversations, and manage their staff with minimal backlash and resistance from their team. We are all emotional human beings and will naturally have an emotional response when our work is being critiqued. A good leader will be able to facilitate a difficult conversation with their staff member and leave them feeling empowered and confident to fix an error or mistake, and not make them feel as though their work has been harshly judged. It is a fine line to balance.

What are the benefits of investing in new and emerging leaders?

Poor leadership skills can have detrimental effects on a workplace. It can lead to poor performance, low levels of engagement, accidents and injuries, low productivity, and an increase in personal leave. Investing in new and emerging leaders can ensure that employers get the best out of their staff and facilitate a positive working environment.

Through leadership skills training, new and emerging leaders will have the opportunity to:

  • Build trust within teams
  • Effectively manage conflict
  • Have difficult conversations and provide feedback
  • Identify their own personal leadership style
  • Understand emotional intelligence and each individual personality style
  • Develop effective communication styles
  • Highlight personal strengths and weaknesses

Check out our previous blogs, Management Styles, How Great Leadership Inspires Your Team and How Training and Development Can Help You Retain Staff for some more information about leadership and training.

If you’re looking for training for new and emerging leaders, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team, via the chat box here or calling us on 08 6150 0043.

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