Leadership is an important aspect for running any business, be it a small start-up or large multinational. Though some people may argue otherwise, leadership has been proven to be more of an acquired skill than an inherent one. Leadership training organisations and institutes have broken the skill into small steps that can be learnt by anyone who takes up these courses.
Here is a look at the leadership skills that can be learnt or augmented with certified courses and training programmes.
Team leadership: It is not easy to lead a team of diverse multifaceted individuals on a daily basis. In most organisations, each new day brings its own set of challenges and opportunities. Getting the people to work together towards a single goal requires proficient leadership abilities. Leadership courses and programmes help people to understand how to break down a larger problem into key sections, allocate roles to people they find invigorating and challenging, and work towards a common goal.
Crisis leadership and management: One of the key facets of any leader is to be able to ride through a crisis and make the best use of the opportunities it offers and learning it provides. A crisis can sap the morale of any team member and create unnecessary stress that does nothing to solve the problem. A good leader knows how to rally the troops and efficiently handle a crisis. These abilities can be learnt or further strengthened with leadership courses and training programmes.
Managerial and behavioural skills: Managing people and keeping them motivated are two sides of the same coin. Certified leadership courses and training programmes help a person to learn how to talk to people in different situations. These programmes teach when and how to push or pull team members, give them feedback, give them space, and so on.
Change management abilities: Though people see change around them every day, they are not very keen on the change affecting them or their way of life. Change leadership is a key skill to learn as it helps the managers to bring about a change easily without too much effort or counter arguments. Moreover, its helps leaders to manage team members’ expectations in a much more proficient and effective way than what would have been otherwise possible.
About the Author:
This article is written by Mr. Sherif Saad, Business Development Manager at Arab Consulting And Development Corporation – ACAD Training & Consulting. ACAD Corp. is the leading provider of training programs and consulting services for HR, project management, sales, marketing, leadership, management and more in the MENA region.