to Develop Leadership Skills?
is influence - nothing more, nothing less, as said by
a leadership expert. In other words, leadership is a process
by which a leader with his leadership attributes influences
others to accomplish an objective and directs an organization
in a way that makes it well integrated and rational. Itís
about getting things done through people to reach certain
To have the ability
to lead, one needs to be a good leader and the basis of a good
leadership is indigenous character and selfless service. Honored
leaders concentrate on what they are, what they know and what they
do. As they know that it is the followers and not the leader who
decides whether the leader is a successful leader or not. If the
followers donít have trust in their leader they will remain uninspired.
So to achieve success you have to convince your followers.
The question that arises here is, How to develop leadership skills
in oneís self to have effective leadership. People want somebody
to guide them who has a clear direction. There are no rules for
leadership but there are certain skills that every good leader should
have. You might be searching these skills but you never know you
might have these locked inside you. You just need to explore these.
For Developing Leadership Skills
of the basic skills is to have a sense of responsibility.
Being a leader you should be responsible to get the task or
the job done. You should not feel that being a leader your
job is just of honor; instead itís more than that. The others
take you responsible for the job being done. So, if you lead
them, they will do the job but if you donít then they may
expect you to do the job or task all by your self.
second important feature is communication. Communicating
seems to be such a simple thing, yet the process of learning
how to communicate effectively can take a lifetime.
two ends and itís hard enough to get your end right. You should
communicate in such a way that being a leader the message sent by
you should be received on the other end in the same meaning as sent
by you and not in the wrong meaning. This is because being the sender
you donít have a direct control over the making of the meaning by
the receiver. So, you can just observe the manner in which the message
has been taken and can adjust the next time. This is the reason
effective communication plays important role.
third skill is of relationship building.
takes a long time to understand, develop and maintain relationships.
Paying attention towards your colleagues and listen to what they
have to say can do this. Interacting in a powerful and positive
language can also help in building cordial relationships. This can
even create a comfort level among the colleagues towards you. Also
praise them if you like a certain piece of work done by them. The
foundation of this successful relationship is the leaderís ability
to make people feel important
Therefore, sense of responsibility, communication and relationship
building are the keys to a successful leadership. They play a vital
role in successfully leading the people.
leadership relationship can inspire people to become more than they
might have been without the relationship.
Writer: Ankita Nanda I work as a research
analyst in a stock broking company. I write articles for my company's
in-house magazine on finance/economy related topics.