from Managing Americans.com 8/13 enhanced by Peter/CXO Wiz4biz
Why is this Important to you?It doesn’t matter if you are Company President/CEO, Operations COO, Sales & Marketing CMO or “name your title, the need for Continuous Improvement in any position is universal, so is the skillset necessary to stand above the rest. When you look at successful people, there are four skills these individuals share in common:
The ABILITY to: 1) Lead, 2) Manage, 3) Perform & 4) Communicate
If you make a proactive effort to continuously develop these 4 Essential Skills, you too can be successful! This 4 key skillsets apply to your position – no matter what your title or level in the hierarchy. It will improve the long-term aspects of your business, and the quality of your short-term results. Why not focus on just one skill? You could, and that would bring you value, but each skill is related to one another. The key is to become proficient on all 4 Essential Skills and together they will make you a more effective professional, better able to solve problems & get things done.
4 SKILLS Essential to your Success.
Skill #1 Leadership Ability
Leadership is a soft skill that allows you to move forward, at your desired speed, in your business & in your personal life. It is essential in anyone’s development whether you want to lead a business, department, team or just your own destiny. It is about getting people to follow your lead & respect your input; this is vital – no matter what you do.
Skill #2 Management Ability
Whether you are currently a manger, owner or want to be one eventually, the ability to take on responsibly and coordinate multiple variables: people, processes, timelines, personalities, objectives, etc. – in order to get things done, is an essential aspect of your development.
Skill #3 Job Performance
Being proficient, innovative, respected & resourceful in your business are all tangible skills necessary for your development. This, combined with your soft skills makes you a full package ready to advance your business.
Skill #4 Communication Skills
You can have great ideas, amazing abilities & productive relationships, but if you don’t have the skill to communicate effectively, get buy in & mobilize others, you are limiting how much you can actually accomplish. Great Communication Skills give you an edge in everything you do as a manager, leader, owner or individual contributor by understanding your audience & projecting your message in a way that others can
Using these Skills as a Management Tool.
When you get the people around you focused on self-improvement within a similar framework, it is easier and more comfortable for everyone to improve & support one another. This is an insightful, yet practical, management tool for performance reviews, team building & individual development. It works and can positively influence the culture of your entire organization. Ask yourself, would your team or organization benefit from achieving the results listed above? Do you think an accountable & collaborative Team would positively impact your ability to grow profits and serve customers better?
Comments: Any other Skills a Leader should have?