Part of the Entrepreneur’s Toolkit Workshops series, MaRS is offering “Introduction to Leadership,” a workshop for entrepreneurs on how to identify and analyze key leadership skills and traits, on October 23.
Companies innovate in many ways in order to improve their results. They improve manufacturing processes, change marketing tactics and implement new technologies, all in the hope of seeing improved results in efficiency, production and sales.
Engaging your team through leadership is another method that is available to help your company get great results. As an entrepreneur, one of your goals should be to build a strong, stable team. Understanding your leadership style and skills is a critical step in achieving this goal.
Zenger Folkman identifies the following 10 leadership skills as the ones most needed to be a great leader.
A great leader should:
Of these 10 traits, the one that may be least broadly known is emotional intelligence. Sometimes referred to as EQ, emotional intelligence is made up of self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy and social skills. Proficiency in these areas is key for leadership that gets results.
Consider the following questions.
Fine-tuning your leadership skills will give you the agility to use the right skill in the right circumstance.
By understanding your own leadership style and skills, you will be able to coach your team to results they may not otherwise attain. MaRS is offering a workshop for entrepreneurs on how to identify and analyze key leadership skills and traits. Join us for Introduction to Leadership on October 23, 2015. Register here.