Good leadership skills are essential in your leadership journey as well.
A pilot requires psychomotor skills and flying skills to properly fly a plane. He takes years and years to hone those skills to become a master at them so that he can be an expert at flying the plane.
Similarly, a leader has his set of skills he has to learn to become an effective leader.
Skills have a multiplier effect on your efforts as a leader.
For example, have you ever tried hitting a nail into the wall using just a wooden block? Perhaps you didn’t have a hammer nearby and you just wanted that nail into the wall in the shortest time possible so that you could get your picture up on the wall.
You would have found out that it was much tougher than using a hammer. This is what the hammer does: to achieve a certain result (hitting the nail into the wall) with lesser effort, leading to greater leverage.
A skill set is like the hammer in this illustration. A honed skill set can bring you out greater results with much less effort on your part.
If you have spent years honing your public speaking skills, you’ll find that one inspiring speech from you can motivate, inspire and even transform hundreds of individuals in your organization!
But seriously, how many of us can claim that for our own lives? We’ll be glad if our followers listen to instructions as they’re told!
That said, your time spent honing these skills will have multiplier effect on your life. It may seem that you’re just wasting your time learning these skills; but no you’re not.
It’s an investment.
The time you spent investing in obtaining good leadership skills today will reap exponential rewards in your leadership journey down the road.
In this section, I'll be talking about several essential skillsets you must obtain to become an effective leader. For starters, consider a leadership degree from Lewis online and gain the valuable information to be the best leader you can.
Articles on Leadership Skills
Time Management: Five simple steps for ultimate time management
Writing Skills: Influencing with the written word
Interview Skills: The essential components of an interview process
Public Speaking Skills: Managing the fear of speaking
Assertiveness Skills: Learning to speak your mind
Networking Skills: Building your people network
Organization Skills: Getting Your Life in Order
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