This blogpost was first posted on my blog theinspireddream.com.ng
Leadership skills is all about responsibility. Many people who do not have positions of authority think that leadership is about who has the power. The moment young people realise that leadership is not about position, the earlier they begin to lead. There would never be enough positions for people to lead, but there would always be enough problems for people to respond their abilities to.
The moment you understand this, your sphere of influence would open up to you and you would be sought after in your field of endeavour. Below are seven skills you you must build and cultivate if you to be an effective leader.
The first is adaptation skills. Every leader must learn to adapt to his/her environment. We have basically two types of environment, they are internal and external. Internal environment is the environment you have control over while external environment is that which you must learn to adapt to. if you are going to succeed as a leader, you must learn to adapt.
Secondly, Communication skills are very important. The ability to pass an information from one person to another until it is properly decoded is very vital and this is what makes an effective leader. Most leadership flaws come as a result of this. Either the leader does not pass the information well or the follower does not understand what the leader is saying.
Interpretation skills is critical. All situations are not the same. The ability for a leader to accurately read a season or situation is part of what makes a leader outstanding in his leader journey. Every leader must learn to interpret data, understand scenarios and give good judgement regarding every situation.
Every leader must possess organisational skills. The ability for any person to organise data, people, or systems makes that person exceptional in what he/she does and automatically makes such person a leader. As a leader, or leader wannabe, you must cultivate organisational skills.
Lastly, every leader must be visionary, i.e every leader must possess vision skills. No one can effectively lead people to a place he/she has not been before.
To your success,
i remain Yours truly,