Leadership skills change with country, demographics, hierarchy, and culture. So, a certified training course in the U.S. will not help you to cope with the work environment in Japan. In this article at PSI Online, Trevor McGlochlin talks about 5 leadership skills you need right now, as per data.
Data-Based Leadership Skills
You will find a plethora of leadership articles on the internet. There are websites doling out online courses as well but you have no real proof if those tactics would work. Following are the 5 leadership skills you need right now as per recent surveys:
Be a Team Player: You must build a rapport not only with your team but also with other departments. So, one of your leadership skills is to be a great team player.
Be Responsible: You are the leader that monitors and guides the team members and channelizes them in the right direction. If you are unable to do so, the team fails to deliver. Even if it is not your fault, take the blame on yourself. Your job is to protect your team from all, from themselves as well as outsiders.
Manage the Situation Before It Goes Out of Control: When people from diverse background, thoughts, and cultures work closely, conflicts are bound to happen. Encourage handling disagreements amicably. Always enable cooperation and reward positive behavior.
Control Your Emotions: Understand yourself and learn to control emotions. Leaders are role models for their team. Be careful about how you express yourself and handle unpredictable situations. Ask for honest feedback to improve further.
Be Empathic: Empathy is one of the most wanted leadership skills. With this skill, a leader would be able to empathize with team members rather than criticize them for underperformance. Before judging them, you would listen to their side of the story and want to resolve the situation.
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