Good leadership skills can help you in your personal and your professional life, giving you the confidence needed to speak up and seize opportunities. If you aren't a natural leader, don't stress—in reality, nobody is! Great leadership skills are honed over time and with practice. This resource guide from This Is Living Ministries has some tools and tips to help you become a strong leader.
Educate Yourself About What It Takes to Be a Great Leader
Before you can become a strong leader, you have to understand what that means.
Get the ball rolling by taking a free quiz to determine your leadership style
Look up free leadership courses online to help you learn the skills of a leader.
Formalize your learning by getting a degree that includes leadership training, like a business administration or management degree.
Identify role models you can look up to and emulate their leadership traits.
Put Your Leadership Education Into Practice
Once you know what skills you need, hone them with regular practice.
Try volunteer work as a way to practice your newfound leadership skills.
Find opportunities to improve your communication and public speaking—valuable leadership traits.
Get involved with your local ministry or other religious organization, and seize opportunities to show leadership, such as by joining Bible study groups.
Find a local recreational sports club as another opportunity to flex your leadership.
Don't Try to Do It All Yourself
Great leaders don't go it alone. They have plenty of help along the way
In your professional life, consider what jobs you can delegate or outsource, such as marketing or sales.
Follow best practices for effectively delegating tasks, like playing to others' strengths.
See what solutions are available to make things easier on your team, such as payroll processing services.
If you're starting a business in Tennessee, outsource admin tasks like filing your organization with the state. A business formation service can help.
In your personal life, pinpoint tasks you can leave to others, like meal prep.
Becoming a strong leader isn't an overnight process. It will take time and effort on your part to hone the necessary skills needed to inspire and motivate others. The above resources can help you get there faster. Before you know it, you'll be a confident and competent leader!