No matter what job profile you have at present, your knowledge and experience will make you the ideal candidate for a leadership position someday. The honorable opportunity will bring not only obvious perks but also a range of responsibilities. Start preparing now to survive the challenges of the role. In this article at the Muse, Tiffany Pham defines excellent ways to develop leadership skills while holding a prestigious position. Follow a passion for becoming an effective leader.
Exceptional interpersonal skills give a boost to the ability to acquire a leadership role. So, instead of waiting for an opportunity to occur, be ready to lead anytime. Here is how you can do so:
Take a Test!
Gather insightful details about your preferred way to handle a rough phase at work. Evaluate your efficacies and elevate the skills you think are necessary to improve your standard of professionalism. You can also evaluate yourself through an online leadership quiz. Start making efforts to improve the weak areas once you know your strength and weakness.
Make a Journal
Maintain a career journal in your spare time. Daily note down situations or incidents where you could have managed to make better decisions. Record all your long or short-term career goals in it. Make a list of cases, teamwork incidents, and other real-life leadership lessons in the journal that you can refer to later.
Seek inspiration from the people that are known for making a mark by dedicating themselves to their passion. You can take a “passion test” to uncover your real potential and happiness. Learn about the tasks and work options that keep you going and encourage you every day.
Maintain clear communication with your team members, avoiding misinterpretation. Hold a daily status meetings with your manager and peers to keep everyone updated about the current work standard.
Lead Outside Work
Join a charity board to get a first-hand experience of team leadership. Dedicate some time and skills to support a social cause. Your dedication proves your ability to lead in a difficult situation.
Make Effective Team
Pay attention to your colleague’s strengths, weaknesses, and personality dynamics. Now, start working on your skills to help bridge the knowledge and skill gap of your team. Contribute to strengthening your team’s ability by improving yours.
Whatever work you do or position you hold, your desire and approach to stay upbeat decides your future. Click on the following link to read the original article: https://www.themuse.com/advice/7-ways-to-start-building-your-leadership-skills-today-no-matter-where-you-are-on-the-ladder
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