Developing Leadership Skills

By, 10/26/2012

Developing leadership qualities is essential to career advancement. Managers often promote people they think can motivate others. There are many traits that contribute to being a great leader and model for those around you. Here are some concepts that might help you develop your leadership skills.

Optimism and encouragement are key to motivating others and creating a positive environment. People gravitate to those who make them feel good about the work they do.  Good leaders also hold themselves to the same standard as everyone else—showing accountability and ownership for their work.

Finally, help your team establish confidence in your ability to lead by being consistent. People will feel comfortable relying on you when you have a record of following through on your commitments.