Boosting Your Leadership Skills by Eriaye Joy


Not everyone is a leader but whether you are consciously aware of it or not, on some level you are leading yourself and others.

As a result, it would only make sense that you strive to improve your leadership skills and get the most out of life for everyone in your sphere or around you. If you desire to lead a passion-filled life wherein you are a positive influence to everyone, you will enjoy incorporating the following practices to assist you in consistently living your life as a conscious and strong LEADER. 1. Accept and love yourself : This the first step to being a leader. If you do not love youself, how will you teach or encourage people around you to? Do not compare yourself with others. 2. Have a clear vision of yourself, others, and the world: Who are you? What do you stand for? What is your life purpose? How do you want to influence others? How do you want to contribute to yourself, your family, friends, colleagues, and the world? Answer these questions to formulate a concrete vision of yourself and your world. 3. Know and utilize your strengths and gifts: You have unique gifts that you were born with and personal strengths you’ve developed over your lifetime. Realizing and utilizing these gifts and strengths will assist you in being a formidable leader. 4. Visualize your goals and work towards realising them: To improve your leadership skills, you have to set specific life goals with appropriate timelines. Design your goals by moving backwards from the end of your life to the present week. And then, you. formulate action plans you can commit to that will get you to where you want to be. 5. Empower and equip yourself through studying and attending seminars: Do not be comfortable where you are. Great leaders continue to improve themselves in every possible way. The person who thinks he is an expert, has a lot more to learn. Never stop learning. Be receptive to everyone’s perceptions and information from around the world and beyond. Keep learning and growing. 6. Surround yourself with positive thinking people who will build you up and encourage you to achieve your goals. Say NO to negative thinking people who will try to pull you down. 7. Improve communication skills: Having great leadership skills includes your being able to clearly and specifically communicate your vision, goals, skills, intentions, and expectations to others. This also includes your ability to listen to what other people are consciously or unconsciously communicating. To become a great communicator, continually strive to improve your verbal, nonverbal, and listening skills.  8. Motivate others to greatness: A leader is as powerful as his team. As a leader, you will
want to surround yourself with a powerful team by assisting others in recognising and utilizing their strengths, gifts, and potential. Motivating others to their own greatness will move you forward towards achieving your goals and vision. 9. Be willing to admit and learn from failures and weaknesses: No one is perfect, and everyone has made a mistake or two in their lives! The most successful leaders know that the key to success is not in avoiding falling or failing, but to learn from their mistakes. As a strong leader, you will also be able to communicate your weaknesses. 10. Consult successful leaders. Read about them (biographies).
A good leader should have clear visions, goals and objectives. He or she should be full of courage, committed, live an orderly life and should inculcate a godly character.

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Not everyone is a leader but whether you are consciously aware of it or not, on some level you are leading yourself and others.

As a result, it would only make sense that you strive to improve your leadership skills and get the most out of life for everyone in your sphere or around you. If you desire to lead a passion-filled life wherein you are a positive influence to everyone, you will enjoy incorporating the following practices to assist you in consistently living your life as a conscious and strong LEADER. 1. Accept and love yourself : This the first step to being a leader. If you do not love youself, how will you teach or encourage people around you to? Do not compare yourself with others. 2. Have a clear vision of yourself, others, and the world: Who are you? What do you stand for? What is your life purpose? How do you want to influence others? How do you want to contribute to yourself, your family, friends, colleagues, and the world? Answer these questions to formulate a concrete vision of yourself and your world. 3. Know and utilize your strengths and gifts: You have unique gifts that you were born with and personal strengths you’ve developed over your lifetime. Realizing and utilizing these gifts and strengths will assist you in being a formidable leader. 4. Visualize your goals and work towards realising them: To improve your leadership skills, you have to set specific life goals with appropriate timelines. Design your goals by moving backwards from the end of your life to the present week. And then, you. formulate action plans you can commit to that will get you to where you want to be. 5. Empower and equip yourself through studying and attending seminars: Do not be comfortable where you are. Great leaders continue to improve themselves in every possible way. The person who thinks he is an expert, has a lot more to learn. Never stop learning. Be receptive to everyone’s perceptions and information from around the world and beyond. Keep learning and growing. 6. Surround yourself with positive thinking people who will build you up and encourage you to achieve your goals. Say NO to negative thinking people who will try to pull you down. 7. Improve communication skills: Having great leadership skills includes your being able to clearly and specifically communicate your vision, goals, skills, intentions, and expectations to others. This also includes your ability to listen to what other people are consciously or unconsciously communicating. To become a great communicator, continually strive to improve your verbal, nonverbal, and listening skills.  8. Motivate others to greatness: A leader is as powerful as his team. As a leader, you will
want to surround yourself with a powerful team by assisting others in recognising and utilizing their strengths, gifts, and potential. Motivating others to their own greatness will move you forward towards achieving your goals and vision. 9. Be willing to admit and learn from failures and weaknesses: No one is perfect, and everyone has made a mistake or two in their lives! The most successful leaders know that the key to success is not in avoiding falling or failing, but to learn from their mistakes. As a strong leader, you will also be able to communicate your weaknesses. 10. Consult successful leaders. Read about them (biographies).
A good leader should have clear visions, goals and objectives. He or she should be full of courage, committed, live an orderly life and should inculcate a godly character.

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