Leadership begins with managers who hone their personal and interpersonal skills.
To become leaders, managers must learn how to influence people, give feedback, drive change and produce results. It’s about learning what’s important to each member of the team, eliminating faulty assumptions and working through misunderstandings that arise as a result of different communication styles.
This requires self-awareness and the ability to connect with people from different backgrounds, generations and values. We develop such skills through intentional effort, comprehensive tools and, most importantly, insightful experiences that allow for practice.
The most effective leaders are those who use effective behaviours (strengths) to build strong relationships within their team and broader networks. These leaders are positioned to take on greater responsibilities in the future and to, ultimately, succeed.