When you determine which styles your leaders fit into, you can go on to discuss specific leadership disciplines, behaviors, and habits to give your team their greatest odds for success.
It’s crucial that your leadership team learns to cultivate a broad ‘bird’s eye’ worldview of your company, its vision, and the values that make up its core philosophy—while also staying ‘laser focused’ on the day-to-day affairs of moving the business forward in-line with these philosophies.
This is vital for creating a high-performance culture of excellence—not only at the team level, but also at the leadership level.
Every leader in your organization should receive adequate training in the areas of strategic planning and setting team-based goals.
Seeing, creating, and deploying strategic plans for accomplishing goals is a vital leadership skill that doesn’t always come naturally to newly promoted managers and administrators.
I call this the power of perception.
It’s crucial that every member of leadership learns how to engage and mobilize employees—to create effective teams and achieve desired objectives.
Every high-quality leadership training program must include this.
Leaders must learn to lead with influence and impact.
Unfortunately, ill-trained leaders often become bottlenecks for your organization—when they don’t learn how to deploy a successful ‘lead from the front’ philosophy and mindset.
Handling overwhelm, getting control of time, and thinking comprehensively to come up with great ideas and solve problems are basic and fundamental skill sets that every leader should be equipped with before they take on the challenge of managing a team for your organization.
Unfortunately, conflict is going to occur within every organization.
As a business owner or CEO, you can’t constantly be saddled with the responsibility of resolving these issues on your own.
This is why it’s crucial for your leadership team to understand how to build strong, professional relationships with each team member.
When your leadership team understands this vital skill set, they’ll help you to develop a power base for your company that’ll outlast the conflicts—creating longer-lasting peace and stability.
Communication isn’t rocket science—but can be almost as complicated.
Humans are emotional creatures.
And with so many different personality types thrown into the mix, things can easily get lost in translation.
For this reason, leaders must truly become human communication conduits.
They must learn to facilitate communication not only between themselves and their teams, but also between individual team members—and even between different teams and departments.
Performance management is a tricky problem for leadership to solve.
On one hand, you need to drive your teams forward to greater levels of excellence and success.
But on the other hand, it’s also important not to be a tyrannical bully or overly critical of a lackluster performance.
This is an entire range of skills that every leadership team should understand—at least at a baseline level.