The one enduring thing that separates the quality of people’s lives, the single largest difference being the capacity to lead. Leadership skills are not just a gift, but skills something anyone can learn.
What are the essential qualities that make a great leader? What are the skills, strategies, or tools that we can use to shape our natural gifts into true effective leadership?
There are certain patterns that cause people to succeed and other patterns that cause people to fail, patterns that cause people to be overwhelmed and stressed out and other patterns that allow people to find deep meaning and success in virtually every aspect of their lives.
So who is a leader?
It is the person who controls things by position. We all know that leadership, whether being a CEO or the manager, is all about the ability to influence the thoughts, emotions, and actions of other human beings.
Key point to be noted is the presence of energy to leadership. There’s passion and a level of connectivity that leaders have with others. It’s their ability to get things done and make progress that sets them apart.
Effective leadership styles
All of these people all have different styles. It’s not just great oratory. The spirit of great leadership is the capacity to take visions and to influence others to do more than they would ever have done on their own. Great leaders help people raise their own standards so that regardless of whether or not the leader is present, the organization or individual still performs at a higher level than ever before. At its essence, leadership is the ability to inspire people but to the ability to ignite the human spirit and execute consistently.
Leadership is not luck nor is it haphazard. Anyone who has been successful in any one area consistently is not lucky. They are doing something unique leaving successful clues.
In any organization, the choke-hold on the growth of the business is always the psychology and the skill sets of the leader. Sometimes their psychology lacks energy, often they are emotionally exhausted by things in their personal life, or sometimes there’s an energy leak because they are stressed about relationships within the organization or with clients that they are not connecting with. Sometimes the challenge stems from a lack of financial mastery, or other times it’s a lack of time mastery. Statistics reveal 80% of success is psychology and 20% is based on skill sets.