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Using Leadership Skills to Improve Company Performance

By: Anna Martin - Updated: 31 May 2015 | comments*Discuss
Leader Leadership Efficiency Performance

A good leader continually works to create improvements for, and within, an organisation he/she works for or supports. In order to build leadership strength in a positive way, leaders must aim to concentrate on not only their own skills, but also on the skills and ability of individuals around them. Solid leadership must have a firm foundation based on the development of individuals and the support of personal growth in any environment.

Building Leadership Strength

The transfer of knowledge and skills, from leader to individuals, should be constantly encouraged as it provides a good way of educating and developing potential leaders. Individual skills and values will differ from person to person and, in order to work effectively at improving performance, this must be taken into consideration if the aim is to strengthen an organisation’s leadership. Helping leaders work within their role is also recommended as this will also impact on interpersonal relationships and peer support.

A potential strong leader may not always be apparent, so organisations should also develop succession plans that will ease transition.

Identifying Potential Leaders

Paying close attention to individuals can help with the identification of those who may be unsatisfied within their role. A potential leader, with strong capabilities, will become restless if he/she feels they are not being stretched. With better knowledge of the individuals working within a company leaders can strive to acquire better knowledge of the organisational system in place, and the way particular departments operate. Encouraging personal growth and development will also teach individuals how to learn and receive feedback based on their own experiential learning, which in turn promotes the building of better key skills and strengths.

Predictability and Performance

A strong leader must be predictable in the delivery of their skills and accessible to others at all times. This creates a positive relationship that fosters trust and increases efficiency and performance within an organisation or company.

Strategic Planning For Leaders

Encouraging strategic thinking will develop an individual’s personal strengths and skills, Without sufficient time, or the ability, to think about important and relevant issues a leader is reduced to partially focusing on the matter at hand. Strategically planning creates and fosters a positive method of concentration and achievement that will continually strengthen with use.

The mentoring of individuals will also help provide personal insight, which in turn will promote an increase in effective performance.

Improving Performance

In order to improve company performance it is necessary to explore certain factors and roles within an organisation. Inviting open conversation about leadership and efficiency will provide useful information and encourage the growth of ideas and individuals. To better understand how to make improvements it is important to identify what a company values about leadership.

The company’s leadership philosophy will also outline the key requirements of effective leadership, as well as an understanding of what can be done to strengthen this. The impact of a company’s leaders should also be examined, as this may present further opportunity to improve company performance. Raising the bar, as these commitments are acknowledged, will also identify leadership potential.

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