Leaders who acknowledge failure, look past it without trying to lay blame, and choose to learn from it gain a powerful relationship to failure. As Winston Churchill said, “Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
Effective leadership requires hard work that’s often exhausting and repetitive. It can stretch your emotional and intellectual dexterity. Then there’s that part about needing to make tough decisions that are sure to upset some of the people you’re trying to lead.
One of the biggest mistakes leaders make is avoiding team conflict. Yes, conflict may feel uncomfortable, but that tension is often a very natural if not necessary part of real progress and team bonding.
Communication is the key to success in your career, and the soft skill of conversation is on clear display in any job interview. Sir Richard Branson says that ”Communication is the most important skill any leader can possess.” However, if you are uncomfortable with your communication skills, you’re not alone.
In this era when many women are stepping out as leaders, it’s fair to say that women have finally broken through the glass ceiling.
Three simple questions can help you immediately refocus, reflect, and reset your leadership approach and improve your leadership skills.