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How can I become a better leader?

While there are a lot of things that can help businesses succeed, strong leadership is at the top of that list. For any business to succeed, from micro all the way up to large corporations, there must be great leaders who can keep that business moving, progressing toward success, and building upon it.

To be a successful leader, there are many facets to the role. You need the proper instincts, training, expertise, and knowledge to be able to lead a company to its fullest potential. This means finding solutions during difficult times and creating clear goals that help the business to progress and thrive.

Emotions can often block solutions and cloud judgement whether it’s fear, dread, or anxiety. Many develop skills to navigate their emotions whether they come to the solution naturally, self-taught or developed over time. However, some skills are taught through adversity and hardship.

Being a boss or manager involves developing emotional skills both of the self and for the organisation to truly lead others from mediocrity to exceptional success.

As a Royal Air Force veteran serving for 26 years, Steve Barker learnt what it takes to be a successful leader. Spending 20 of those years involved in leadership training, developing skills that helped to inspire and lead men and women to reach their potential. The reality is that the days of the autocratic ruler, the person yelling and screaming and employees to follow their commands, are over. Employees do not respond to this, and so a leader must learn skills that can help them to build relationships with their employees so they will follow directives.

The truth is that you can have the greatest skill set and expertise imaginable, but if you cannot build a proper relationship with your employees, your success is going to suffer. These are human beings, and so you must consider their thoughts, goals, and motivations when leading them, in any business. And it begins with the self, the individual taking charge of decisions for the workplace.

Through the 12 Pillars of Conscious Leadership program, you will learn how to understand and control emotions that will empower both yourself and your employees. Emotional intelligence and intimacy allows for free exchange of thoughts and ideas between employees and management. Where employees feel they are valued, and that management has concern for their well-being. A symbiotic relationship that generates solutions and opportunities for further success.

Emotional Intelligence and Emotional Intimacy are often considered soft skills. Skills that are based developing trust and relationships for better efficiency and outcomes. Learning these soft skills can help you to lead your employees and get the most out of your company more effectively. It can help you whether those bad times, thrive in the good, and stay focused on meeting goals in any situation.

Developing your Emotional Intelligence and soft skills will provide an inclusive and supportive workplace culture, and will absolutely help you to become a better leader.

Ready for More?

Get in touch with Steve Barker for more information on developing a supportive and successful workplace culture. And see the 12 Pillars of Conscious Leadership program that teaches the gamut of emotional understanding and control.


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