Mastering the Art of Leadership
Ultimately, you have to pursue your own path, not someone’s idea of the right path. You need to stay on your path. – Baz Luhrmann, Filmmaker
“When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.” – John Ruskin, painter and art critic
As a leader, you’ll quickly discover skills that come naturally to you, and you’ll also find tasks that are a constant challenge.
For every leader, the art of coaching a high performance team takes practice; just like any skill worth mastering. At Leadership Evolves, in order to master the art of leadership, you’ll look more closely at your own natural strengths and weaknesses, and gain the ability to manage those strengths and weaknesses with greater wisdom and ease.
In the meantime, experiment, and see which skills are easiest for you, and which skills you’ll need to put in some extra time to master:
Approach every day by believing in yourself and believing in your team. Commit to the group, make strong decisions, stay inspired. When you lead with confidence, your team is more likely to take you seriously.
Lead by example, listen actively, and respect your team’s skills, talents, and opinions. When you gain the respect of your team, they will follow you with trust and confidence.
Put accountability, clarity, and forward-thinking on your personal priorities list. While this may seem boring or mundane, organization is at the core of running an effective, efficient, powerful team.
By communicating effectively, clearly, and with empathy, you’ll gain the trust of your team, and ensure your group skilfully works through challenges, and quickly moves forward.
There’s nothing more frustrating than a leader who favours certain team members over others, or maintains double standards. Stick to strong, unwavering morals so your team learns to trust your judgment.
Remember, every leader has strengths and weaknesses. It’s the path you choose to take, and your approach to those strengths and weaknesses that make your leadership extraordinary.