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January 15, 2016

Do Your Employees Have What It Takes to Lead?

Developing your team is an important part of being a manager and leader. When you effectively identify and cultivate the leadership skills of your team, you strengthen your team’s ability to achieve the results you need. What do you look for in evaluating the leadership potential of team members? Here are some things to consider.success keys

  • Relationship skills. Leaders understand how to get along with many people and create mutually beneficial relationships. Look for employees with strong empathy skills and the ability to see past personalities to focus on the issues.
  • Communication skills. Leaders must be able to effectively communicate with a wide range of people up, down, across, inside, and outside the organization. Look for demonstrations of professional speaking and writing skills among your employees.
  • Decision-making skills. Leaders are confronted with tough situations and must make savvy, well-conceived decisions. In addition to being able to determine and analyze risks and potential consequences, look for employees who take responsibility for making considered decisions and acting on them.

There are many more skills that go into making a leader. For more information, check out my e-learning program, Lead4Results.


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