When you become a leader, it can be like someone’s waved a magic wand over you and said: ‘Congrats! You’re now a leader of people. Go forth and be awesome.’ But more often than not, that career-changing moment didn’t come with one thing – instructions.
You probably know what not to do because of the bad experiences you’ve had, but the rest of the time? You’re just winging it. And secretly, you’re not confident you’re doing the best job.
And whether you’re a new manager or even a more experienced leader, if you’ve not been shown the ropes, you’ll likely keep finding leadership a struggle because you’ve not been given the tools you need to truly succeed.
Great leadership doesn’t come through osmosis, it develops with learnt skills and experience applying them.
So, if you want to successfully navigate the day-to-day ups and downs of managing a team and consistently hit or exceed your targets, these are the core leadership skills you need to have in place so you’re operating on solid foundations.
A lack of confidence is one of the top challenges leaders experience. The solution is not to fake it ‘till you make it, but to methodically face your fears and plug your skill gaps so you can stop second-guessing yourself and feel capable in your role.
2. Better communication skills
Great leaders know how to be flexible in their communication style to meet different needs. It’s not only about knowing how to have tough conversations, deliver feedback and inspire people, but why you need to and when is the right time.
3. Professional intimacy
Knowing how to build relationships at work with your team and other leaders across the business is crucial to great leadership. It’s about knowing people professionally and what their development needs are, but also personally and understanding what motivates them as an individual.
4. Performance rhythms
We know performing teams require discipline or structure, so how often should you have one-to-ones or team meetings? When do you do stand-ups? Finding a routine for feedback and performance management gives people direction, helps them stay on track and fosters team culture.
5. Team culture
Part of effective leadership is knowing how to support your team to work at their best together. This is about understanding individual strengths and weaknesses, as well as fostering a friendly, respectful environment where people want to work, feel valued and know their contribution matters.
The great news is, getting this solid foundation in place doesn’t have to take years – it can take as little as 10 weeks to turn an underperforming leader into a high-performing one.
And that’s exactly what we’ll do inside our brand-new, 1-2-1 program, Become a Gusty Leader – we will turn out confident, effective leaders.
In just over 2 months, this program will support individuals to:
- Stop second-guessing themselves and feel confident in their leadership decisions.
- Discover their unique leadership fears and how to overcome them.
- Have tough conversations so they can stop avoiding conflict.
- Step up as a leader and hold their teams accountable
- Know how to motivate their team to achieve set targets
- Fast track their path to being an effective, inspiring leader
With the structure, skills upgrade and 1-2-1 support that Become a Gutsy Leader delivers, we can fast-track managers into becoming robust, confident leaders in 10 weeks rather than 6 months if left to muddle through on their own.
If you’d like to know more or register someone for the program, schedule a complimentary call with us by emailing email@example.com or call our team on 1300 110 165.
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