If you wish to become a leader but you haven’t quite had the breaks that you deserve then you need to do something about this. Not everyone has the desire to become a leader like Misha Kaura which is why those who do should take affirmative action in order to make it happen. Misha is the leader of her own business and she has spent many years working hard on her leadership to get to where she is today. If you really have that desire to become a great leader then here are Misha’s top tips on helping you to get there.
Honing Your Skills
Not all of us are natural born leaders which is why it is so important that we take every opportunity to work on our own leadership skills. Each and every leader around the world has the same core set of skills which help them to be good at what they do. These skills are things like communication, the ability to inspire and motivate, taking responsibility, making decisions and ultimately taking ownership of the team or people who you are in charge of. If you aren’t in a leadership position this doesn’t mean that you can’t hone your skills, you just need to find opportunities in the workplace to do it.
If an opportunity comes up in your workplace, be it a project or a job position, which involves leadership you should take that opportunity with both hands. It doesn’t matter how big or small this opportunity is, you should still look to take it on. When you get a chance like this you are going to be able to use it to both practice and implement your leadership skills, as well as trying to impress those who have given you the opportunity. It only takes one chance for you to show what you can do and people will start talking about your prospects as a leader. Find the opportunity and grab it.
If you do get an opportunity to display your leadership skills then you have to deliver, no matter what the target is. Let’s say that you work in sales and they break up the workforce into teams to see who can sell the most, if you are leading one of those small teams then you most certainly are going to have to deliver. See this as your chance to shine and don’t let it go to waste, not if you want to become a leader one day.
Be A Leader
Something which Misha always did in her past employment was to act like a leader even if she wasn’t, and you can do the same. Just because people are getting paid the same as you doesn’t mean that you can’t take on a leadership role with them. Give training, give instruction and show that you have what it takes to be a great leader, you will get your chance.