As an executive leadership coach, I have worked with many leaders on a variety of skills. However, there is one skill that always stands out as very important: the ability to lead others effectively.
Leading others is not necessarily difficult to do or learn, but leading well is crucial for achieving dynamic results. So, how can leaders lead with ease?
Here are seven key strategies:
Listen to those who want to speak: By listening to those who want to speak and promoting open communication, you can help prevent disruptions and damage to working relationships. Ignoring the thoughts and ideas of your colleagues can make them feel undervalued and under-appreciated.
Lead with character: Strong character is essential for effective leadership. This means being honest, ethical, and transparent in your actions and decisions. Leading with character helps build trust and respect among your team and sets a positive example for others to follow.
Develop critical thinking skills: Encourage your team to think critically and creatively by posing open-ended questions and challenging them to consider different perspectives. This helps build problem-solving skills and promotes innovation.
Encourage team building: Strong team dynamics are essential for success. Encourage team building activities and create an environment that fosters collaboration and trust.
Make your company culture inclusive: A diverse and inclusive company culture promotes a sense of belonging and can lead to greater productivity and innovation. Make sure to celebrate diversity and actively work to create an inclusive environment.
Guide others to resolve conflicts: Conflicts are inevitable, but they can be resolved through effective communication and problem-solving. As a leader, it’s important to guide your team in resolving conflicts and finding mutually beneficial solutions.
Be a great coach: Leading with ease means investing in your team and showing them that you care. This means being a coach and mentor who encourages growth and development.
Effective leadership is all about investing in others and showing that you care. The most successful leaders are those who lead with ease, building trust, respect, and a positive company culture. By following these strategies, you can become the leader you are most proud of.
Lead From Within: Leadership skills come with practice and patience, but once you understand that it’s your people that matter, you learn to lead with ease.
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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.