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5 Ways to Sharpen Leadership Skills and Grow Your Business

5 Ways to Sharpen Leadership Skills and Grow Your Business

Leadership is a skill that is learned. Leadership can be shown in different ways and a good leader has the ability to lead in different ways. Once you have a good leader, the product usually is better. A good leader within a business can be the difference between success and failure. In becoming the leader in a business, you gain responsibility which can lead to promotions, growth within and/or a higher salary.  Now to become that leader, you need to develop leadership skills so you can excel in that position.

Here are five ways to sharpen your leadership skills so that you can help grow your business by becoming an extra leader:

1 - Be Resourceful

There is a difference between knowing everything and being able to solve any problem. Always be aware of what’s going on, even in other departments. The more you know the more valuable you will be. When a new employee asks for help, you’ll know exactly who or where to direct them to, which can cement you as someone who knows the ropes within your business.

2 - Mentorship

You want to help any co-worker you have the ability to. Mentorship allows you to practice the old saying ‘Practice makes perfect.’ Performing as a leader or a mentor to a co-worker who needs your direction and will follow your lead can only build on your leadership skills. To do this you need to be able to communicate clearly and effectively. Their success is directly tied to yours, and at least one person will now see you as a leader. The more leaders a business had, usually the better the business is run.

3 - Networking

Network with your coworkers and the people around you no matter what you believe the potential benefit is. Lateral networking within a company can be just as effective as networking up. Lateral networking can help place you on the map in your company. If everyone in your business is networking and communicating, it helps everyone not only be on the same page, but enhances the product.

4 - Be Trustworthy

Trust as a leader can be the most important aspect of the relationship. Don’t lie, cheat, steal, or throw anyone under the bus to get ahead. At times this may seem simple, but it is important to keep this in mind when an opportunity to be unethical presents itself or you feel like you are the bottom. A successful business needs to be operated with workers and leaders that everybody can trust.

5 - Encouragement

Effective leadership usually requires strong and positive energy because people tend to gravitate toward positivity. It can be solely a leader’s energy that ignites everyone to do their best. Energy can be as positively infectious as it can be negatively infectious, which can be the difference between a successful business and a failing business. A positive attitude is also usually more respected than a negative attitude.

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References/Sources

5 Entry Level Jobs That Start Healthcare Management Careers. (2017, November 9). Retrieved from https://onlineprograms.ollusa.edu/mba/resources/5-entry-level-jobs-start-healthcare-management-careers.

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