A manager, now more than ever, must become a leader. A leader capable of motivating, inspiring and coordinating your team to work like a Swiss watch. The problem is that many companies assume that manager and leader are synonymous concepts and therefore it is still easy to find organizations in which managers lack the necessary skills to assume that responsibility.
In this article we are going to see the some essential leadership skills for a good manager, qualities among which are some as important as empathy, commitment, value or resilience. A manager who develops them will be able to create and manage highly effective collaborative teams.
Benefits of Intrapersonal Skills:
Now, the question is simple: what are the contributions of these skills in the day to day of our work in companies? Moreover, what practical benefits do they have in optimizing our role as leaders? Some of the most outstanding benefits can be summarized in:
- Broader view: Exploring the interior brings another dimension to things and situations. Everything looks more global, strategic and, of course, human. Excessive pragmatism can become a serious limit.
- Compassion: The others are better understood, as well as their motivations and attitudes, and this undoubtedly promotes closer, more direct relationships based on trust and transparency.
- Positive decision making: The negativity usually assault at the least expected time, especially in crisis situations. The transpersonal aspect avoids easily falling into the trap; There is always an exit.
- Change of patterns: People behave according to patterns and habits. To be a good leader, it is necessary to change attitudes, generally negative, that hinder the achievement of goals. Competencies such as self-knowledge, self-motivation and self-development are fundamental for this. The leader is built from himself.
Strategic planning is the ability of a leader to know the current state of the company, the team and the resources available to develop a “map” that allows his team to achieve the goals set for the project.
Strategic planning is composed of various skills such as intuition, creativity and of course strategy. If a manager is immersed in his day to day in purely executive tasks, he may lose the general vision of the company and therefore cannot develop this planning. For this reason it is important that from time to time you move away from these tasks and take time to contemplate the situation from a bird’s-eye view.
Without good communication skills, it would be difficult to develop the other skills. The great leaders have always been differentiated by having great oratory skills, but make no mistake, communication is as important as knowing how to listen.
Pay attention, be concise or have a good control over non-verbal language, are some of the keys to improve our communication skills.
Empathy is the ability to perceive what another person feels, that is, the ability to put yourself in the place of other people (psychologically speaking). A good leader should always be an empathic person since thanks to this he will be able to modulate and adapt his speech depending on the person or persons with whom he is communicating.
If we are able to put ourselves in the shoes of our colleagues, clients or potential users it will be easier for us to understand their situation and to be able to develop a good communication with them aimed at achieving our objectives. You can also follow some successful business Leader like Arviv. Arviv Toronto is an Entrepreneur & Investor from Canada and President at Will-Power Management Inc.