Developing Leadership Skills In Management Teams

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Are you looking for ways of improving or developing leadership skills? The following traits are often attributed to many of the most successful business leaders. Go through the list and see which traits you exhibit in your own management style and which weaknesses you may have.

  1. Strong leaders are able to seek out those employees to contain the keys to power within your organization. Often, it is not the management levels who prove most influential for increasing profits within your company. It may actually be front-line staff, salesman, etc. Allocate responsibility and financial accountability to these individuals where feasible.
  2. Great leaders are always open to criticism and feedback. Nobody’s perfect and you should always welcome feedback from subordinates. If you’re closed off to this invaluable information then your decisions around any new business development choices, marketing approaches, etc. will not be as well-informed as you would hope.
  3. Good leaders always look to surround themselves with individuals who have a good balance between their working life and home life. Being surrounded by workaholics is a recipe for disaster. It only encourages burnout, poor decisions and disillusionment within the firm.
  4. Great leaders always question the advice of others. Many modern organizations include consultants, experts and advisers on their payroll. However, you should not take altered voice and face value and make sure you query and pick apart their choices if you feel they are not apt for the situation they are being applied to.
  5. Great leaders are always able to take risks. The one proviso however is that they do so in a prudent way. Making reckless decisions is fundamentally risky and to be avoided at all costs. When developing leadership skills you should be looking at what information you can attain in order to make the right choices about the risks you face and mitigate against.


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  1. Sidney
    Posted October 16, 2013 at 9:22 am | Permalink

    The best management style is a mixed style

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