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Friday, September 18, 2015

Leadership skills can give your career the boost you need

Great leaders provide direction, motivation and inspiration to employees while inspiring trust and confidence among clients. But what does it take to be an effective leader? It is said that managers can get people to do work for them, whilst leaders have people want to follow them.

To get you on your way, Selmar’s Human Resources Manager Mark Bowen shares his top three leadership tips.

A shared vision

Leadership transforms potential into reality, so it is vital to first build consensus around common goals. Work together to ensure your organisational goals are not just understood but embraced by the entire team. Short-term, achievable goals allow employees to quickly see the results of a shared vision realised. Long-term goals provide big picture ambitions to inspire the whole team.

Create some long and short-term goals together as a team to ensure everyone is on the same page.

Creating a team

Teamwork shapes a positive culture and promotes harmony. With good leadership, team members will feel valued and an integral part of the organisation. Create enthusiasm in your workplace by encouraging collaborations between team members. A culture of cohesiveness creates loyalty among staff. In today’s fast moving society, employee retention is a vital to maintain productivity and profitability. If a staff member feels appreciated and supported, they are more willing to face challenges or difficult changes

Delegation and inspiration

Leaders have a major responsibility to ensure that teams deliver quality services or products to their clients. It is not a leader’s job to solve every problem alone but to inspire a collaborative approach to solve the problems together. Enhance your employees personal satisfaction in their work by encouraging greater ownership of tasks and projects.

If you’d like to learn more about what it takes to be a leader, a Management and Leadership course might be the next step for you. Teaching leadership skills, the importance of customer service, planning and innovation, the course has been designed for people moving into supervisory or management positions. It is also suitable for those who have developed leadership skills on the job and want formal recognition of these skills.

The nationally recognised courses covers a range of management skills. Through on the job workplace training plus practical exercises, you will learn about:

  • staff management practices
  • communications and leadership strategies
  • operations and planning
  • strategy implementation
  • project management
  • Leading innovation in the workplace

Find out more about Selmar Education Institutes leadership courses to find the right one for your career path.

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