Leadership skills

Leadership skills

Leadership skills allow you to carry out a task with determined results. Developing your leadership skills is important in order to become a good leader. The required leadership skills can depend on time, country and organization and is partly related to the preferred leadership style.

10 leadership skills needed in the future

The book ‘Leaders make the future’ provides 10 leadership skillset needed in the future:

  1. The MakerInstinct: The ability to exploit your inner drive to build and grow things.
  2. Clarity: The ability to see through messes and contradictions to a future that others cannot yet see.
  3. Dilemma Flipping: The ability to turn dilemmas into advantages and opportunities.
  4. Immersive Learning: The ability to immerse yourself in unfamiliar environments.
  5. Bio-empathy: The ability to see things from nature’s point of view.
  6. Constructive Depolarizing: The ability to calm tense situations where differences dominate and communication is broken down.
  7. Quiet Transparency: The ability to be open and authentic about what matters.
  8. Rapid Prototyping: The ability to create quick, early versions of innovations, with the expectation that later success will require early failures.
  9. Smart-mob Organizing: The ability to create, engage with, and nurture purposeful business or social change networks through intelligent use of electronic and other media.
  10. Commons Creating: The ability to seed, nurture and grow shared assets that can benefit all players— and allow competition at a higher level.

How to develop leadership skills?

How can you develop these skills? The first and most important point is curiosity. By being curious you learn new things. So, start reading books (or book summaries), watch interesting videos and ask questions all the time. But,  by being curious only you don’t develop a skill. That part is done by putting the things into practice. Don’t be afraid for failure, but just do it. You will recognize that maybe your first coaching session with an employee is not as good as the one you’re performing three months later. And you can practice basically everywhere: at your work, at home, when you’re volunteering.

velites online leadership program

In the Velites online leadership program you’ll develop your leadership skills in a practical way. You will learn the theory, but a lot of focus is on the practical side, where based on playful learning you’ll work on your behavior.