Building Your Leadership Development and Leadership Skill
When it comes to leadership development the key is to view leadership not just as an inherent trait, but as a leadership skill. These skills aren’t given, but fostered through hard work and coaching. Skills that can be built and grown over time.
Let's face it, no one is born a rocket scientist or a perfect singer, these skills are built over time and through mentorship. Leadership development happens in the same way. Over time and through hard work, your leadership skills can blossom into something truly worthwhile.
Developing your leadership skills happens when you actively chose to work on them. When leaders fail, it is often because they view leadership as a position and not a skill. Sure, you can be hired into a leadership role, but that does not make you a leader. As the old saying goes “No one likes a boss, everyone likes a leader.” Learning the difference between being the person in charge and being the person everyone looks to is the core of what I teach my clients.
When you’re in an executive position, it’s not enough to just be a leader. Often, you have to become a leader of leaders. Other leaders in your organization need to be able to look to you as an example of how things are run. If your leadership skills are lacking, the institution will fall short. Leadership coaching can help you shore up shortcomings in your ability to generate this positive community through your leadership.
I have worked with and helped my clients develop their ability to become leaders and realize the executive potential that was inside them all along.