Ongoing organisational success has many contributing elements – but perhaps the most important is effective leadership. Understanding the key elements of good leadership is essential, and it will pay dividends to familiarise or remind yourself regularly.
Two key attributes of a successful leadership strategy stand out above the rest – communication and empowerment. Quality communication is the cornerstone of any effective mode of leadership. Importantly, quality patterns of communication aren’t innate. They’re the product of practise and a willingness to be open and clear about what you want from your teams. Even the greatest leaders have had to make conscious efforts to develop their communication skills – so don’t worry if you aren’t there yet.