Do you want to be a successful leader?

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Do you want to be a successful leader?

Category : CAREER

Zulmarie Padin with the University of Miami students

Are you ready for a leadership role? Before you go after that management position, make sure you have what it takes to succeed. Managing others requires a set of talents that go beyond knowledge or technical expertise. In my experience working with employees and companies finding the right candidate for management it’s very challenging. According to Gallup great managers have these talents:

1. They motivate every single employee to take action and engage them with a compelling mission and vision.
2. They have the assertiveness to drive outcomes and the ability to overcome adversity and resistance.
3. They create a culture of clear accountability.
4. They build relationships that create trust, open dialogue, and full transparency.
5. They make decisions that are based on productivity, not politics.

I will add # 6. They have the ability to manage conflict. To lead others successfully you need to stay calm and see everyone’s point of view to discover the root of the problem.

“Gallup’s research also reveals that only 1 in 10 people possess all these traits. While many people are endowed with some of them, few have the unique combination of talent needed to help a team achieve excellence in a way that significantly improves a company’s performance. These 10%, when put in manager roles, naturally engage team members and customers, retain top performers, and sustain a culture of high productivity. Combined, they contribute about 48% higher profit to their companies than average managers.

It’s important to note that 2 in 10 exhibit some characteristics of basic managerial talent and can function at a high level if their company invests in coaching and developmental plans for them.”

In my experience employees who want to grow do their best to give their best. But what they don’t know they just don’t know. And that’s why coaching managers to develop their leaderships skills yields powerful results and is the most gratifying part of my job.

If you think you’re ready to lead, take the time to evaluate your performance based on that list. If you need help in preparing yourself for that management role – give me a call.

Zulmarie Padín is strategist for success and career expert. Training and coaching leadership skills for more than a decade – across industries for top companies worldwide.

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