3 skills you need to be a successful leader

3 skills you need to be a successful leader

Being an inspiring, influential and motivating leader requires hard personal work, because contrary to what many people think, leaders are not born, they are made over time, experience and knowledge.

While being a good communicator is part of the skills you need to develop to express and achieve your goals, so is the way you connect with and treat other people. Since they are the pillar to form effective links.

Therefore, interpersonal skills are essential in the process.

What are the skills you need to be a successful leader?

Interpersonal skills are those that allow you to establish effective bonds and relationships. Here are some that you can start strengthening from now on to position your personal branding:

1. Active listening

Surely as a leader you are saturated with ideas, goals and plans that you intend to develop for yourself and your company; however, paying attention to someone else’s ideas can be enriching to get you closer to achieving your goals.

When you give yourself the opportunity to listen to others, you discover another perspective on the same topic, you detect the needs of your clients in order to offer them a better solution and within your work team, you can improve your areas of opportunity.

Provide the necessary time to understand what the other person wants to tell you, do not react without thinking, or carry out other activities while you have that talk, because it will reduce your attention and the objective will not be achieved.

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2. Create and strengthen relationships

When you have a good relationship with your followers and customers, you give them the confidence that you are working on their side in a win-win relationship because they are focusing their energy on achieving the same results.

If it is the first contact you have with someone, use the mirroring technique, that is, try to subtly imitate their movements. Adapt to the rhythm he speaks, and even adapt to his way of gathering information

For example, if he is a more emotional or rational person, give him the necessary resources to feel confident with you, reduce tension and generate greater empathy.

3. Raise expectations

When you expect the best from a person, they are more likely to work hard to meet those expectations. By assuming that they can do their tasks to a higher level, they may feel more motivated to carry them out.

Therefore, be clear about what you expect from each person, how you can support them in the process, and look for solutions together to achieve it.

Being a successful leader is a huge responsibility as you become a role model for those around you. Work on strengthening these 3 skills and have a positive impact on your performance, image and personal branding.