How to get better at leadership?

There is no institution or university in the world which imparts knowledge about leadership skills; management does comprise of some aspects of leadership but nothing can make you a good leader.

Every entrepreneur needs to be a great leader in order to motivate their team and get work done in an error-free way. Leaders are not born, instead, they possess a set of qualities which sets them apart from the general crowd and makes them worthy of leading a team.

Here are five ways to become a better leader:

1. Build a dedicated team

A leader is aware of the fact that he cannot function alone and accomplish all tasks. so, to be more successful in the future, it is essential to build a strong and dedicated team of individuals who are experts in their own fields. These individuals should be willing to grow and learn together and make a venture bigger than what it is.

2. Motivate your team

A leader should be motivational and inspire his team to be better than the previous day. A leader should have a vision which he believes in and must trust his team enough to share it with them as well.



If the entrepreneur is able to show his team how the daily tasks are going to enable them to achieve a bigger motive, the team will be more motivated to work. Also, when things are going well, the entrepreneur should inspire people to never stop working and put in their cent percent always.

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3. It is necessary to support and trust the team

A good leader needs to be encouraging and supportive at all times. Because he believes in them, it is necessary that he stands by them during any kind of mishap. Also, if you believe an idea by your employee is good, take it ahead and give credit to the employee.

A true leader also trusts his team with his vision of the company and he believes they’ll make it bigger by contributing to his initial vision. The trust and support motivate you team to do better.

4. Ask for feedback

It is very necessary to keep learning and growing as a leader. If you don’t know what you are doing is wrong, you will never be able to be right. Hence, by just asking you team for a feedback, you can learn a lot about the things or methods that require alteration. Sometimes, people fear the leader and do not give correct feedback. Try and avoid that bias. Also, try and improve on the points that you think are valid because if you start pleasing everybody as a leader, you’ll have a tough time actually leading a company.

Also, try and do self assessments like a 360 assessment to understand your potential and flaws better. This will help you gain more success as a leader.

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5. Don’t shy away from getting help

Leadership coaching has been gaining popularity worldwide because of amazing results being derived out of it. It helps in increasing productivity and ensures better outcome over a period of time.

The best part about leadership coaching is that people who are a lot more experienced than you impart knowledge about stuff you’re not very well-versed with. A lot of great leaders are going in for leadership coaching to become better leaders.

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Niharika Nandi

Author: Niharika Nandi

Aspiring start-up writer who loves traveling. I'm also a self-confessed potterhead and a professional bathroom singer who likes to bake and devour hazelnut shakes in my free time.

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