Like other significant years in American history, 2020 marked a turning point of change that will reverberate through commerce, wellness, our health care systems, and reshape our relationship with technology. Developing leadership skills through this kind of monumental upheaval is about being nimble and ready for anything. The most successful leaders combine humility, service, creativity, and emotional intelligence masterfully to keep the gears turning and churning at their respective organizations.
Prioritizing your people and reevaluating your goals on a regular basis are tenants of good leadership skills, but how can you add onto your own skillset and foster leadership growth in others? In the world of tech, practical skills are highly sought after, but it’s the candidates that also nurture their soft skills and leadership techniques that impress clients and end up growing teams themselves. Starting with reasons to be positive in 2021, we'll also look at how a crisis like the pandemic shed light on leadership and how it's changing.
If you made it this far, thanks for indulging our moment of why you should look on the bright side this year. There are always reasons to seek the positives, and part of being a great leader is stretching those muscles to help remind others of why no situation is hopeless or unfixable. On the contrary, refer to #2 and know if we made it through last year, it’s only up from here. Exercise patience and compassion, as the situation is evolving by the hour, with new developments every week. Strong leaders make decisions with conviction, and are quick to determine what matters most and weigh the information available for making that decision. The following 6 points will can help keep leaders flexible and authentic.
In general, there’s no magic formula or multi-vitamin pack that can make great leaders over night. Many people possess qualities of great leaders already, but have not taken the time to examine how their skills could improve. When investing time in becoming a better leader, the organization as a whole benefits from simply putting more effort towards leadership and positivity. Whether you are a CEO or work on a small team, these tips can be incorporated into approaching our work with purpose.
People and businesses have shown a lot of bold innovation, resilience and resolve since last year, and we are left with a sense of optimism that this year brings even more opportunities for leaders to grow.
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