How often have you tried completing a task and it doesn’t go the way you planned? It’s probably because you don’t have the right skills or you didn’t use the correct tools for the job.
This often happens in business. A leader can have a great vision and not have the skills and tool needed to anticipate and manage challenges or great result. Having the right tools in your leadership portfolio/Toolbox will allow you reach your goal.
Below are skills and tools, every leader should have in the toolbox to effectively handle any situation that may arise.
Using the game of chess, in order to win, you must outsmart your opponent by thinking several moves ahead. You have to see where you want to move and anticipate your opponent’s next move. The ability to think strategically is one of the must-have skills of a leader, with this skills you can effectively plan ahead and identify how to respond to situations your team included.
Michelle Obama says and I quote you can’t make decisions based on fear and the possibility of what might happen.”
As leaders, you make decisions every day either big or small and you are expected to be assertive in making decisions.
Teamwork and collaboration is very important and it takes a good leader to make it work and for this to work effective communication in the workplace is needs. A good leader recognizes that they are only as good as the people that surround them. Instituting teambuilding activities allows teams’ time to bond together as well as provides an opportunity for them to decompress from their jobs for a few minutes.
This is on the key tools a leader can use to increase efficiency and develop others is delegation you should have in your toolbox as a leader. You as a leader delegation some of your responsibilities is not just allowing to you do other things, but also to allow your team to grow and it also allows know the strengths of your team members
“If you’re not evolving you’re dying” – Marcus Lemonis
That statement holds truer today than ever before, the ability to lead innovation and create change is what allows organisation to thrive. Apple is known for its innovation and it has changed the world because of there consistency in making unique products.
Innovation doesn’t just happen by you sitting around waiting for inspiration to come before taking action. But it is a process of trial and error, brainstorming. Innovation is a conscious decision that requires discipline and dedication.
With these leadership tools as a leader, you will struggle to fit in and flow with your team on getting thing things done.