How to quick start your Leadership?

Whether one is a team leader, a project supervisor, or a business executive, all professionals occupying leadership roles are required to possess strong competencies.

Leadership competencies represent a combined set of knowledge, skills, and abilities that constitute effective leadership within an organization.

Managers, aspiring managers, and top-level leaders are all concerned with developing the competencies they need to become more effective leaders. More than 100 years of leadership research has outlined the successful skills and competencies that are associated with leadership effectiveness.

So, how can one best develop leadership competencies? What does it take to be a great leader in the workplace?


The Spin™ Leadership model

Making changes can have a significant impact on your organization.

Being a great leader doesn’t happen overnight and it requires specific skills sets and traits that are tightly coupled and stacked on top of each other.

If you truly want to lead here are the 4 requirements of a good leader:

Personal growth
Business skills
Continuous learning

Few if any of us begin our leadership journey possessing the 4 requirements of a good leader. We must acquire them through conscious effort and constant practice.

That being said, let’s take a closer look at how to become a great  leader!

Personal growth

Most people go into top positions with good intentions, but those often crumble due to the demands — and perks — of the job. If you want to succeed, devote some time and energy to self-leadership.

What’s important to know is that personal growth as a leader is a continuous process that, over time, will result in the improvement of one’s administrative and managerial strengths and capabilities.

You can hone your relationship skills by first being aware of any deficits that you have when it comes to relating to others. For example, do you avoid conflict to the extent that it’s unhealthy? When you are aware of what you need to work on, you become more conscious of these things in your dealings with others.

To be a great leader, you need to start by leading yourself and know thyself!


When we’re open to learning from others, we benefit from their experience as well as our own and we can inherit their wisdom and knowledge.

One way to accelerate your leadership growth is to model what has worked for others, learn what works. This will not only cut down your development time, but it will also help reduce the number of failures you will have along the way.

Before you bring your business idea to life, seek advice from those who have done it before. Along with their successes, learn from their challenges, mistakes and regrets, and how they overcame them.

Learning from others is not a passive process, but one that requires work and commitment on your part!

Business skills

Business leaders cannot think and perform like the average person. They have to think in terms of doing what is best for their organization and not just themselves.

Business leadership involves the ability of the management of an organization to achieve goals, act decisively, and beat its competitors while instilling the performance spirit within the organization.

Being a great leader takes a lot of sacrifices, strong discipline, and a business appetite. A lot of people do not have these qualities, which disqualify them from being suitable for the leadership position.

Get out of your office, get your hands dirty and watch what’s happening in your business!

Continuous learning

Almost every successful leader has one thing in common — they never tire of learning. Lifelong learning is one of the key factors in growing your leadership.

The reason it makes such a difference is that it gives leaders an edge. Leaders with a thirst for knowledge are the ones that gain an advantage over their peers and competitors. If you want to become a better leader, make continuous learning a priority.

Continuous learning tools help leaders hone their skills and enhance their leadership qualities. The best leaders are constant learners.

Good leaders never stop learning!

Ready for the next step?

Whether based on tenure, talent or a case of ‘right opportunity, right time’, you may feel you are ready to step into a leadership position.

Let me be crystal clear: No matter what walk of life you come from or where you sit in your organization, you can follow the Spin™ Leadership model to learn how to become an effective leader.

Are you willing to put the time and effort into developing the skills and traits necessary in a good leader? Are you ready to become the kind of leader that people would follow voluntarily even if you had no title or position?

Are you ready to lead, ready to grow?

To be continued...