Glasgow Interactive Discuss Tomorrow’s Leaders
GLASGOW, UK, January 2014 – Can your genes make a difference to your career? While there are distinct genetic combinations that can give you an advantage, we know there’s no escaping Malcolm Gladwell’s 10,000 hour rule (http://en.wikipedia.org/
Just like nobody is born knowing how to walk or do math, leaders in the workplace have to painstakingly learn their craft. They must understand the elements that go into making them effective leaders.
So training matters more than ever..
The brain is like a muscle. It can be exercised and trained to achieve specific, desired outcomes. For leaders who want to excel and for those who aspire to a position of leadership the formula appears to be deceptively simple:
Analytical skills are important:
Leaders are quick to cut through distracting details to the real issues that matter.
Prioritising is critical:
This is a skill you simply can’t develop early enough. From small steps you get the mental heuristics that develop into leadership skills.
Leadership courses are really mental exercises. They help you develop the kind of mental skills you need to lead effectively.
Sounds simplistic, but being a great leader is a skill that can be learned—provided you’re willing to work at it hard enough. Analyse the actions and approaches of leaders you admire, read books on the subject, and experiment in your style. See what works for you and do more of the same.
We once thought that tomorrow’s leaders were gems waiting to be discovered. Now we know they can be manufactured—
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