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from the Masters...
TOP SKILLS OF EXTRAORDINARY LEADERS
by Chris Widener
who become Extraordinary Leaders are those who master the skills of
leadership. Followers will follow leaders based on two primary aspects:
The Leader's character and his or her skills. Here are the top skills
an Extraordinary Leader must master. Get on top of these and you will
find your influence growing extraordinarily!
1. Good Communicator.
Extraordinary Leaders are those who can take the vision they have and
communicate it in ways that their followers can easily understand,
internal, and own. Then, and only then, can they carry it out! So focus
on speaking and writing more clearly, and with the passion that you
have for the vision you have. Use different ways of communicating,
including different ways verbally and non-verbally. Above all,
2. "Sees" the End Result Long Before Others.
I think the greatest compliment on my leadership skills I ever received
came from a gentleman who told me that "you see things about 6 months
before the rest of us." Without tooting my own horn (okay, a little bit
maybe...), that is a skill of a leader. They are always looking out
ahead of themselves and their situations. Followers are worried about
what happens today, while leaders are thinking about and strategizing
about what they see for tomorrow. Be constantly looking ahead. Practice
making projections. Get good at "seeing" the future. When you can do
this better than others, they will look to you for leadership!
3. Ability to Define Goals for Self and Others.
Do you know what your goals are? Can you define them? Can you
articulate them clearly (see number one)? Can you do this for those who
follow? Can you define and set their goals? An Extraordinary Leader
works at clarity and definition of goals so that they can be
internalized and acted upon by others. Work hard at this skill and
others will follow!
4. Ability to Set Strategy and Course of Action.
What will you do to reach the goal? Many people can say where we should
go, but it is the Extraordinary Leader who can lay out a plan for
everyone to get there! Work at laying out a plan for you and your
followers. Remember that there are people with different skill and
passion levels, and take this into account! Get good at this and when
people want to get to their goals in a hurry, they will call on you to
5. Ability to Teach Others.
One of the greatest leadership development companies in the world has
been General Electric. This is because their CEO, Jack Welch, has
always emphasized the need for current leaders to teach others. He
himself spends what others would consider an extraordinary amount of
time in the classroom teaching. But remember, he is an Extraordinary
Leader and he is developing Extraordinary Leaders to follow behind him.
Work hard at your teaching techniques, and be sure to use as many
situations as possible for the opportunity to teach those who would
6. Ability to Inspire Others.
You may have a great goal, but if you want to be an Extraordinary
Leader, then you will have to put a little oomph under your followers!
This is the ability to inspire! Work at helping them to see the big
picture, the great end results, and how good it is going to be for them
and others. Above all, make it exciting. If it is a good goal, it
should be exciting. If it isn't exciting, then dump it and get a goal
that others can get excited about!
An Extraordinary Leader is rarely a person who is doing everything him
or herself. Extraordinary Leaders get there job done through others.
They figure out the way, communicate the way, and inspire the followers
to go that way, and then they get OUT OF THE WAY! Delegate to your
people. Empower them! Set them free to soar! This is what an
Extraordinary Leader does. Leaders who do it any other way are just
extraordinarily tired at the end of the day with very little to show
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