Which Skills and Capabilities Should Leaders Focus on Developing?
People often assume they’re well suited for leadership — only to realize that they are in way over their head as soon as they are given added responsibility over others. Like any position, the leadership role takes time, effort and, most importantly, a set of well-developed skills that can take time to develop.
As a result, leadership development is critical for improving how well leaders are able to lead the people they are accountable to. Certain skills are more important than others as leaders advance, with greater emphasis on communication and interpersonal skills than pure technical knowledge of the department or team they are leading. Here are a few to focus on: