Citybuzz Marketing: The Art And Science Of Leadership
MANCHESTER, UK, December 2013 –The truth is that not everyone can lead, and there is no substitute for natural talent. But for those who fall somewhat short of being a natural born star, leadership skills can be acquired, honed and perfected.
Useful Leadership Tools:
Emotional intelligence. Great leaders understand empathy, and have the ability to read people’s needs and desires. When people feel they are understood and empathized something, they respond and a bond is formed.
Continuous learning. Curiosity and an insatiable desire to always do better is the mark of a great leader. They are rarely satisfied and welcome new knowledge and fresh input. It’s all about investing in yourself.
Let Go. Too many people think leadership is about control.Leadership is about influence, guidance, and support, not control. Look for ways to do your job and then get out of the way so that people can do theirs.
Honesty. If you have a reputation for honesty, it will be a lot easier to deliver bad news and face tough challenges.
Kindness and respect. Nice leaders don’t finish last. They finish first again and again. Ignorance and arrogance are leadership killers. They’re also a mark of insecurity. Treating everyone with a basic level respect is an absolute must trait of leadership.
Collaboration. People’s jobs and careers are integral to their lives. The more your organization can make them a partner, the more they will deliver amazing results. This means, to the greatest extent possible, communicating your organization’
Partner with your people. Find out what everyone’s career goals are and then do everything you can to help them reach them. Even if it means they will eventually leave your organization. You will gain happy, productive people who will work with passion and commitment, and tout your company far and wide.
Leadership is both an art and a science. These tools are guidelines, not rigid rules. Everyone has to develop his or her own individual leadership style. Make these tools a part of your arsenal and use them well as you strive to reach people on an emotional level. Be Human. This Matters.
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