I’m sure you’ve heard the saying before “Born to be a leader “. So the question would be:
1. Are leadership skills a talent that cannot be learnt?
2. Should leadership jobs be left for those with the right skills to apply for the job?
Companies who are usually seeking to fill a management job role, seek to get the right person who has the right knowledge for their business but as equally they look to hire the right person who will be able to lead his/her team successfully and carry out the company’s objectives at the same time.
What is a leader?
A leader is someone who has the confidence to stand alone, to make tough decisions and equally has the ability to be compassionate with others and their needs. And if I want to describe "a leader" as something, they are like Eagles, they don’t flock, they are hard working, have great dedication and are excellent team players and communicators.
Leadership skills, I can say with all confidence are something that can be learnt, all you need is set your mind on what you would like to achieve.
And once you have that figured out, all you need to do is really discipline yourself, and work hard at achieving your goals.
A team leader needs to have high ethics, and the willingness to go the extra mile to reach your goal. We all know that hard work and dedication always repay you back and working on your team work skills is no exception.
Becoming good example for your team and considerate is also quite important to win your team over. Sometimes it only takes hearing a few motivational and encouragement words to win your employees over, and make them work harder when they know that they will win a few words of appreciation from their manager.
By appreciating your team member’s efforts you will give them confidence in their work and themselves and your reward would be a happy, hard working and ambitious team to lead. Basically, your team will be there for you, when you are for them!
Dedication shows others the success that comes through it. And the encouragement and the support that you offer to others make them feel good about themselves and give them something else to work for.
So my advice would be don’t wait around for things to happen, shape your destiny the way you like it and don’t give up. Skills are there to be learnt and as long as you have the ambition and the will to do something, then you can achieve it!