Good management requires good leadership skills. Most recruiting managers, when hiring for senior level roles, assess the managerial and leadership skills of job candidates in a number of ways. Leadership is not a quality that is possessed by everyone. Some are just born leaders while others can learn effective ways to become one. It is a misconception that everyone cannot be a leader. By applying the right techniques you can improve your leadership skills and become a better manager.
Make an investment in improving skills and knowledge
You cannot lead well unless you are well-informed about the company‚Äôs operations, specific requirements for your role and the current trends of your industry. Besides this, you also need to polish up certain skills and also make an effort to learn some new ones that might help you with your career. Learning new things relevant to your job should be a part of an on-going career development plan in order to have a competitive edge over others.
You cannot lead by sitting in a closed office all the time and working with numbers. Leadership is about being with the people. It should be easy for the workers to access and approach their manager. A good leader is one who is always there when the subordinates need him/her for guidance, problem solving, and demonstration of work.
Maintain positive attitude
Managers and leaders need to be confident and optimistic. The workers are more likely going to be shaky if the manager is shaky about taking decisions. It is very important for the manager to maintain a positive attitude, especially in tough situations.