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Career Development – Preparing for a Leadership Role

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The ability to find and recognize opportunities when they present themselves is a key skill required in all leaders; and being authentic and honest can help prepare yourself for a leadership role. Conduct yourself the right way and leadership opportunities will definitely come knocking at your door.

3 ways to prepare and present yourself for a future leadership role

Trust the people you work with as well as yourself

First, trust in your leadership ability. Start by working and acting like one.

As a mentor once told me,

If you can’t trust yourself and the people you work with then either don’t go out seeking for a leadership role or start thinking of the changes you need to make.

Because only an effective leader is capable of trusting others to carry out the task well.

Learn to delegate and you’ll win the respect of your peers and management

Delegate work

Delegating is one of the most challenging aspects of leadership. Trusting someone to do the work is an important part of the delegation process.

Inability to delegate can hurt a company more than one thinks. It affects the delegator mentally who is trying to do everything by himself because he is convinced nobody else in the team can do it right. It demotivates the team and holds up work for everyone else.

If you are looking to develop your career and prepare yourself for a leadership role – get acquainted with delegating work. By being clear on what, how and when it needs to be done.

Devise practical solutions and bring more value to the table

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Be well-versed in your company’s day-to-day activities. The more understanding you get about the company and its people the more opportunities will come your way. Think about the big picture of the company and its future and concentrate on growing the business.

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