Leadership is a skill that must be practised, because there’s so much that experience can teach you more effectively than anything you learn in a textbook. There are many different leadership styles, and each Unite consultant finds a different one works best. It’s important to know what your strengths are and how those translate into your leadership style so that you can foster those and excel.
Start your leadership journey by focussing on the questions you need to be asking about your business. Make sure you have a detailed understanding of every aspect and then look at things that are problematic that you can improve or processes that you can make more efficient. Leaders are always looking for ways to improve themselves and the world around them.
Good leaders realise what they can delegate. Among the Unite community, when someone discovers a clever new service or way to outsource a certain part of their work, they share it with everyone. These little process improvements help everyone focus on their own specific strengths.
Finally, growing as a leader means being open to learning and always willing to try something new. As your business changes and you mature, the way you lead will change. Be willing to listen at seminars, attend conferences, and read in order to keep the new ideas flowing.