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the doors of my company Potentials Realized back in 2004.
Regardless of industry I've worked in, or in my former life as a leader within the UN, what country I worked in, core skills of leadership are global.
Yes, the terms we use may change with time, however, open any leadership book, participate in any leadership development initiative, and you are likely to focus on many of these core skills:
- Communication Skills (including feedback and difficult conversations)
- Coaching and Mentoring Skills
- Relationship Building/Relationship Management
- Team Leadership including team development issues
- Project Management or Program Management
- Presentation Skills/Train the Trainer
- Leadership and Personal Styles
- Building Trust and Respect
- Performance Management
- Goal Setting
- Creating a Vision, Working with Values
- Conflict Management
What other skills would you include in a core leadership foundation?
Rate yourself on a scale of 0-10 on each one of these leadership areas. What is your skill level in each area? What do you notice about your strengths?
Which areas need attention?
What could you do to develop in these areas - training, coaching, mentoring?
With best wishes,
Jennifer Britton, MES, CPT, PCC
Building Leaders and Teams through Coaching, Training and Retreats
Author of Effective Group Coaching (Wiley, 2010) and From One to Many: Best Practices for Team and Group Coaching (Jossey-Bass, 2013)
As an author Jennifer Britton is known for her thought leadership in the area of group and team coaching. She is also a former leader and team builder who spent the first 13 years of her career working within the United Nations as well as the international aid sector. From Boardroom to jungle, beach and forest to mountains, Jennifer has worked to develop teams and leaders in more than 18 countries, and virtually many more. She founded Potentials Realized in 2004 and focuses on leadership, teamwork and coaching skills training.
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