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20 leadership tips to improve your skills

20 leadership tips to improve your skills

Leadership is a long-distance run. Keeping our team motivated is essential to reach our goals. Finding a way to motivate yourself and convey that mood to your team is key to move forward. Take a note of these tips to strengthen self-motivation, inspire others and improve your leadership skills:

  • 1. Get inspired

True motivation is inside oneself. Find what it is that inspires you, visualize your goals. If we are not motivated, we won’t be able to lead our team.

  • 2. Think of the rest

Care about people, make them know you count on them and you want the best for your team.

  • 3. Push away the negative

Drive negative people away from your team. Reject those ideas that bring the team’s spirits down.

  • 4. Recruit positive people

Same as you must avoid unhealthy relationships, be sure to open the door to those that provide motivation and satisfaction to the team.

  • 5. Appeal to values

Find out what’s important for your team and turn it into a driving force for motivation.

  • 6. Celebrate small achievements

No matter how small the triumph you and your team achieved; it will be a great source of motivation.

  • 7. Reward your team

There are many ways of rewarding good performance and the achieving of important goals. The team will see it as an incentive to keep moving on the right direction.

  • 8. Trust and delegate

Trust your team and delegate tasks. You will find that things can be done in many different ways and you will encourage creativity.

  • 9. Get your team involved

Ask them how they are helping each other. Encourage them to improve.

  • 10. Be transparent

Share information. Your team must know the circumstances which have an effect on the project they are part of.

  • 11. Report problems

For that very reason, you must report problems. Working together, the situation will be faced more efficiently and finding solutions and alternatives will be easier.

  • 12. Congratulate and don’t point the finger

Avoid pointing the finger to a specific person when there are mistakes, on the contrary, try to emphasize good performance whenever it happens. Positive feedback is fundamental to keep motivation and strengthen leadership.

  • 13. Develop the potential of your team

Start training projects for your team to improve their skills, for example, time management. More than 500 companies, many of them multinationals, have already implemented Triskelion, the course-videogame on productivity, among their employees.

  • 14. Demand

A good leadership is demanding, step away from mediocrity. True motivation only appears by overcoming difficulties.

  • 15. Ask

Ask people what it is that motivates them and also the things that discourage them. Work on taking the discouraging aspects out of the equation and focus on that which encourages them.

  • 16. Pinpoint “motivators”

They are those who work enthusiastically and pass it on to the rest of the team. Make the professional development of these people a priority.

  • 17. Don’t be afraid

Mistakes make you learn. Don’t be afraid of possible mistakes because of wrong decision making.

  • 18. Finish what you start

As Triskelion course-videogame in productiviti and time management teaches, do one thing at a time, and do it through to the end. Avoid leaving something half done so as to be more productive and more aware of your progress.

  • 19. Team up

Strengthen the team’s unity by doing activities to change daily routine, for instance, cultural acts, team buildings, or meetings outside the office.

  • 20. Don’t give up!

The key to success is to persevere. Every leader knows that giving up is not an option, even though it is wise to know how to quit intelligently.

What about you? What do you do to be a good leader?

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Tsebeletso Moses Nyofane says:

I put my teams’ needs ahead of mine,try to come with more positive ideas that can strengthen our team work.

Elena says:

Great article!

Sally Smith says:

Loving the Human Factors approach !

Ebenezer says:

So inspired.

Engr. Md. Humayun Kabir says:

Thank you so much for your valuable articles it’s really helpful for my future….

Kevin Balsara says:

nice article. Really liked it.

raghavan says:

excellent, keep the flag flying

Ashok kharbanda says:

Good ideas…..

kiran sahu says:

Hello,
Thanks for posting your blog I like it it has impressive points which help to know how should one improve there decision making skills..
Do keep posting..!!

Denisse says:

I just became a team leader at my job and this is really helpful for me.

Angelika. Bajo says:

Give an excellent impact on reading all these.

Stephen says:

Great ideas.

dorcus says:

I’m aheadteacher. I write recommendation letters to the performing teachers

Darari Katelo says:

great leaders don’t tell you what to do ………….. they show you how its done

Dimenzion3 says:

Thanks for such a helpful post.

Tom says:

Great Post! All the point you have mentioned above is really helpful to become a good leader. In addition, if the organization will give leadership training also increase employee & leadership, commitment through learning & development.

Gamelearn says:

Thanks for your comment!

Happy to help :)

Jagunmolu AbdulFatai Ad says:

Thanks for this great article. I have been a leader that leads with cool heads, lately I find my people performance getting low, and I changed it to aggressive leadership. Is there any issue with that

Ahmed hope says:

Really it helps alot and alot thank you so much.