5 Ways To Instantly Elevate Your Leadership

Boost your leadership with these actions

To be valued by your followers and to have an outstanding and high performance in work is every leader’s ultimate goal. Leadership is a large role in any career development, and one has to put in the time, hard work and commitment to achieve results. Just like any other skill, leadership requires continuous learning and consistent practicing till perfection is attained.

Discover how to instantly elevate your leadership

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To be an effective leader you need to be resilient, patient, understanding and a role model. Having technical skills alone does not cut it; one needs soft skills to make a successfully all rounded leader. Here are some ways to instantly elevate your leadership skills that will guarantee growth.

Stop Wringing Your Hands

Jim’s reports are late. Kathy hasn’t done the job she said she was going to do. And Billy can’t seem to operate a computer to save his life.

You’re wringing your hands. You’re worried the organization is going to fall apart.

In reality, you need to stop wringing your hands.

Worrying does nothing for you or your business

What Wringing Your Hands Says

When your team doesn’t get their work done, that’s a scary thing. Their lack of work says they haven’t been productive.

This can even reflect back on you. Some may look at you and say that you’re not doing your job. You’re not leading your team effectively.

At this point, wringing your hands seems like an appropriate response. You’re worried and scared.

That’s exactly what wringing your hands tells those who observe your behavior.

You’re showing an outward sign that things aren’t going right. And you’re nervous.

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.