3 Tips for Better Leadership

May 21, 2014

Here are a few tips that can help improve your leadership skills. 

1. Evaluate Your Leadership

One of the best ways to improve your leadership skills is to work on understanding your current abilities. There are multiple quizzes online (like this one) that show you what kind of leader you are. By knowing your strengths and weaknesses as a leader, you can focus in on specific areas that may need improvement. 

2. Actively Listen

By listening more, a leader can better understand people and situations, resulting in improved decision making. In addition, it conveys respect and understanding, enhancing professional or academic relationships. Active listening is easy: simply indicate to the person who you are talking with that you understand what they are saying (e.g. rephrase what your partner said in your own words). 

3. Seek Out a Mentor!

Not sure how to tackle a leadership role? Mentoring can help. Mentors use their experience to help guide those in need of assistence. Mentors can give leadership advice, answer specific question that you may have, and ensure that your leadership experience results in nothing but success.