Leadership is a vital skill that can be applied in both personal and professional settings. Whether you hold a formal leadership role or not, you can still practice fundamental leadership skills to improve your effectiveness and maximize your potential. In order to achieve true leadership mastery, here are four key strategies to keep in mind:
Act on feedback: No matter what role you have it’s crucial to understand how others perceive you. One way to do this is by seeking feedback from colleagues, leaders, or former coworkers. This can be challenging, but it can be extremely empowering. By receiving feedback, you may uncover a skill or trait that requires improvement, but you may also discover a strength you didn’t know you had.
Resolve skills gaps: A skills gap can be a real obstacle to leadership potential. By identifying and filling these gaps, you can enhance your toolbox of skills and become more efficient, saving time to explore other opportunities.
Maintain a disciplined lifestyle: Discipline is crucial to establish and achieve worthwhile goals, to overcome the thought of failure, to improve patience, and to increase self-confidence. It may not be exciting, but discipline accomplishes a great deal.
Take part in leadership development programs: Leadership development programs are an excellent way to clarify your vision and goals. They can also help identify your own leadership development needs and provide you with the skills to take full advantage of a leadership position should you find yourself in one.
To achieve mastery in leadership, individuals must be willing to constantly learn and grow, constantly evaluating their own leadership style and seeking out new opportunities for development.
Lead From Within: Investing in your leadership abilities is an investment in your future, and it will not be a decision that you will regret.
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The Leadership Gap
What Gets Between You and Your Greatness
After decades of coaching powerful executives around the world, Lolly Daskal has observed that leaders rise to their positions relying on a specific set of values and traits. But in time, every executive reaches a point when their performance suffers and failure persists. Very few understand why or how to prevent it.
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Of Lolly’s many awards and accolades, Lolly was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc. magazine. Huffington Post honored Lolly with the title of The Most Inspiring Woman in the World. Her writing has appeared in HBR, Inc.com, Fast Company (Ask The Expert), Huffington Post, and Psychology Today, and others. Her newest book, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness has become a national bestseller.