Hey there! Welcome to another one of my articles with @thehoneyclub. Today I will be talking about building leadership skills and why it’s important, especially in our jobs.

Leadership is the ability of an individual or group of individuals to influence and guide other members of an organization. Some people are natural leaders, but anyone can develop the skill set needed with some practice. Having leadership skills can give you the benefits of motivation, confidence, harmonization, and enthusiasm. If you want to improve in your career field, then these tips can help you get there.

  • Practice discipline

A good leader needs discipline. Developing discipline in your professional and personal life is a must in order to be an effective leader, and to inspire others to be disciplined as well. Your capacity to lead will be determined by the amount of discipline you display at work. Demonstrate discipline at work by always meeting deadlines, keeping track of appointments, and arriving to work on time. If you have strong organizational skills, then this might be easier for you, but you can always start small: try implementing good habits at home, like waking up early and exercising, and work your way that way.

  • Take on more projects

A great way to develop your leadership skills is to take on more responsibility. You don’t have to take on more than you can handle, but you do need to do more than simply what’s covered in your job description if you want to grow. Stepping out of your comfort zone is the only way you will learn anything new, and doing so will get you noticed as someone who takes initiative.

  • Learn to follow

A true leader has no problem giving control to another person when appropriate. You should not feel threatened when someone disagrees with you, questions your thinking, or voices their own ideas. Keep an open mind and give merit where merit is due. It won’t always be easy, but if you learn to value and respect others on your team, they’ll be more likely to step up for you when needed.

  • Develop situational awareness

The mark of a good leader is someone who can see the bigger picture, and anticipate problems before they occur. This is a valuable skill to have when handling complex projects with strict deadlines. The ability to foresee and provide suggestions for avoiding potential problems is invaluable for a leader. This ability also helps you recognize opportunities that others overlook, which will certainly earn you recognition.

  • Inspire others

Being a leader means you are part of a team, and as a leader you should be able to motivate and inspire those you work with to collaborate as best as they can. When a team member needs encouragement or guidance, offer it. Sometimes, all a person needs is someone to listen and be sympathetic.

  • Keep learning

The best path to becoming a good leader is to always keep learning new things. It keeps your mind sharp, and your skills fresh. It prepares you for new challenges that may come your way, which is always a good thing in a leader.

  • Empower your teammates

No one is the best at everything, and the sooner you realize that, the sooner you can learn to be a good leader. Delegating tasks to others not only frees you up for things you do well, it also empowers other people on your team.

  • Resolve conflicts

Not everyone will get along all the time. Instead of ignoring interpersonal conflicts, hoping they will go away, address it by talking to those involved privately. Also be open to reassigning team members if the conflict can’t be resolved.

  • Be an active listener

Becoming a leader doesn’t mean you always have to be in the spotlight. An important trait of a good leader is someone who listens to suggestions, ideas, and feedback from other people, and builds on them. Good listeners know that communication is not only about words, but picking up on non-verbal cues, such as eye contact and body language.

Examples of good girl leaders include:
-Ruth Bader Ginsburg (1933-2020)
-Harriet Tubman (1822-1913)
-Emmeline Pankhurst (1858-1928)
-Empress Dowager Cixi (1835-1908)
-Rosa Parks (1913-2005)
-Frida Kahlo (1907-1954)
-Maya Angelou (1928-2014)
-Mary Wollstonecraft (1759-1797)
-Gertrude Stein (1874-1946)
-Rihanna (1988-Present)

Building good leadership skills are essential to advancing in your career, but leadership is more than simply being in charge. Being a leader is also about having your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more.

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