Learning to be a great leader is an important part of the core business skills we learn in Empire Essential Group training. While leadership is a diverse and complex topic, here are a few pointers we believe everyone should pay attention to and work to master as their careers grow:
• Honesty: Being clear and transparent with your team is a great way to build trust. This means being honest with everyone about what’s going right as well as sharing details that are less than perfect. When you build a reputation for telling the truth, then your team will trust you to keep them informed.
• Thoughtfulness: There are generally two solutions to a problem – the solution that fixes the surface symptoms and the solution that addresses the underlying dilemma. Great leaders, when confronted with an issue, make a point of addressing the deeper cause as well as the one they see before them. This can be difficult, and takes thought and perceptiveness. So, slow down and think through a situation and even speak with a mentor before making a decision.
• Inquisitiveness: Empire Essential Group workshops are just one way our leaders continue to build their skills. A great leader is always learning and building their technical expertise and competence as well as their people skills.
There’s much more that goes into being a good leader, but if you work on these traits, you’re off to a good start. For more leadership tips, as well as ideas on other business skills you can work on for professional development, follow Empire Essential Group on Newswire.