Friday, 6 July 2012

Do you want to improve your Leadership?

If you want to embark on a journey to develop your leadership style and skills or it has been suggested that you work on areas of your leadership approach then this blog is for you.

I think that the starting point is for you to do a good assessment of what specifically it is that you need to develop in terms of your leadership.

Leadership comprises many skills, several styles and approaches and you will want to hone in on and prioritise what it is that, realised, will have the biggest single positive impact on your performance.

For example, leadership skills include communicating an inspiring vision, influencing key stakeholders and building a high performing team.

Leadership styles are broadly either directive or participative ie you make the decisions or you allow others to make decisions with varying degrees of input from you. For example, if an individual has proven ability ie knowledge and successful completion of the task previously you can adopt a participative style to motivate the individual.

Four leadership approaches are directing, coaching, consulting and empowering.

Directing is clear instructions, specific what when and how with close follow up and you make the decisions.

Coaching is supportive, two-way, confidence building and you still make the decisions.

Consulting is discussing, with the individual making the decision and taking action.

Empowering is minimal follow up, the individual deciding and taking action.

Where are you already strong?

What are your leadership gaps?

Let me know how you get on.

If you would like support and or direction in addressing your leadership challenges please get in touch via


  1. Nice self improvement blog. Blog related to develop leadership skills and maintain lifestyle in well manner. thanks.

  2. A brilliant article, and a fantastic read. I appreciate this more than you know. I started a business recently and my leadership skills are atrocious. These types of articles really gives me the tips and confidence I need to actually work at it. I've also invested in leadership skills, which came very highly recommended to me by a former colleague.

    Count me in as a regular reader though, your content is excellent!