There is a steady flow of information in the form of books, articles, white papers and training all in the context of “what is leadership?” or “how to develop a leader?”. In this article, I will avoid those two questions and write about two others that I believe might be on the minds of women leaders and they are:
- Why does better leadership make a difference?
- How does better leadership achieve those differences?
Leadership is a highly unique form of human behavior that requires the integration of character, knowledge, and experience. So what can you do if you step up and unleash your leadership potential? Change the world. In order the be a leader who changes the world, there are a few success strategies you must put in place.
Your journey to unleashing your leadership potential begins with a great understanding of self. Discover your personality traits and how they relate to leadership. When we know ourselves, we can maximize our positive traits, and become aware of our weaker areas, which help us to achieve our leadership potential.
Learn to Communicate
Once you understand and know yourself, next you must hone your communication skills. These are not limited to your public speaking skills. Yet, communication includes your writing style and your body language. Your ability to communicate effectively enhances your ability to improve interpersonal relationships.
Learn How to Learn
Another important skill is to learn “how to learn”. Examine different teaching methods and learning styles to identify how you and those you may lead learn best. This skill will greatly enhance your ability to make decisions and give clear instructions.
A leader who changes the world, is one that recognizes the value of harnessing the skills and abilities of team members and leads them toward greater efficiency and effectiveness. Thus, a world changing leader is not about a C-level title nor is leadership something you are born into. Leadership is something you develop so that you can change the world.
Get Ready to Change the World
Want to discover how you can unleash your leadership potential to change the world? Take advantage of the Leadership Breakthrough Strategy Session with Karlyn D. Henderson, M.A., CEO of Poimena Consulting. Learn more at Leadership Breakthrough Strategy.