4 Quick Ways To Enhance Your Leadership Skills

Every leader should constantly be looking to enhance their leadership skills. Without growth, you’re dead in the leadership game.

That’s why you must continue to learn and expand your skills.

Level up your leadership skills

We can quickly enhance our leadership skills by doing the following 4 things:

4 Quick Ways To Enhance Your Leadership Skills

  1. Begin leading right nowWant to increase your leadership skills? Stop lurking in the background and begin leading today. There are multiple non-profit organizations that are looking for men and women to step up and lead. Offer your services to one of these organizations and let your time serving help increase your leadership skills.
  2. Never stop learningYou’ve got to continue learning to increase your skills.

    Plenty of books have been written about leadership. Study the greats like Michael Hyatt, Dale Carnegie, John Maxwell, and more. These men have created content that you can consume and use.

    Attend conferences and workshops. These events offer multiple opportunities to hear from the best and brightest. Go there and learn!

    If you stop learning once you’ve got your degree or title, you’re not going to lead for long.

Stop Striving For Perfection

Or How I Overcame My Fear Of Writing

I remember when I first heard about blogging. The thought of typing out my leadership insights and ideas thrilled me. Then those same thoughts terrified me.

Soon, they turned from excitement to dread. Why?

Because I was caught up with the idea my work needed to be perfect. I had to strive for perfection.

Perfection isn't for leaders

I Was Foolish

But I was also normal. Everyone who has the desire to create art wants to do so with perfection.

They want their work to be above criticism. They want people to love what they do.

I was striving for perfection.

The truth is this often isn’t possible. Especially as you first start out.

I couldn’t be perfect in my writing. I didn’t know how to write well. And I felt foolish

So I hid.

Take Five Everyday

Our days are constantly filled with activity. Looking at our calendars, we see our days are already penciled in.

It’s hard to find time to get everything finished. It’s hard to find time to breathe on some days.

We feel overwhelmed with everything going on.

Continue to encourage people

So what I’m going to tell you will seem difficult to process. You may even push back against this little piece of advice.

Every day I want you to take five minutes out of your day and write a note of appreciation to someone in your organization or life that has made an impact.

What 5 Minutes Can Do

There are so many awesome people in your organization that go unnoticed. They’re left behind and don’t get the recognition they deserve.

By setting aside 5 minutes every day (and most days won’t require this much time), you can begin to show your team that you appreciate them.

Care About The Why

You’ll find many businesses care about the bottom line. The almighty dollar.

That’s what too many places care about. They forget about the most important thing to care about:

The WHY

You must care about your why

What’s So Special About The Why?

When businesses are in dire straits, it’s easy for them to get distracted from the why. They think they need to get the next dollar or the next customer in the door.

Don’t get me wrong, those are important things. You need customers and you need money. But you also need your Why.

Something special happens when you begin to focus on your Why.

The money starts to come back in. Your employees begin to care. And customers come back.

Why Your Why Works

Simon Sinek wrote a great book about Why and how it works. That book is Start With Why.

Why You Need To Say No

As an ESFP-A on the Myers-Briggs personality test, I struggle with pleasing people.

I want to make people happy. I want to make sure everyone is having a good time.

In doing so, I have a hard time telling others no.

How to say no

Having this personality type doesn’t mean I can’t learn how to say no. I can and I’ve been working on saying no.

If you’re like me, let’s look at the reasons we need to say no.

Why You Need To Say No

I’m a free spirit. I’ll go where the wind pushes me.

That also means I’ll often go where others want me to and not where I want to. This can get you, and me, into trouble.

That’s why we need to learn to say no. But how do we say no?

We realize what saying Yes is really doing.