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Skills Leaders Need in 2014

TalkShop Leadership SkillsThe changing times require leaders to adapt. World events, environmental concerns, and globalization make us realize our interconnectedness in the face of more demanding challenges. Leaders, in particular, have to realize the changes that demand more from them as their actions have far-reaching effects. Actions of corporate and industry leaders trickle down the line to the lowest pecking order, while decisions of world leaders affect humanity at large.

Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO shares her thoughts on the most essential leadership skills for our complicated times:

1. Communication. It is basic, yet many leaders are not able to communicate well. A leader has to be able to communicate clearly to get the organization going towards its mission and vision. This also requires the willingness to talk and listen.

2. People Management. It is imperative for leaders to set goals and directions, as well to lend support that inspire the involvement and commitment of his entire organization.

3. EQ. To connect with others and establish rapport, a leader needs a high level of IQ. To be effective, he needs EQ which is all about self-awareness, self-control, and relationship-management.

4. Coaching. A leader inspires others. It is matter of knowing, respecting, and supporting his team to help each member discover his strengths and harness them to their full potential.

5. Strategic Thinking. A leader practices sound judgment and takes appropriate action for the good of many.

6. Integrity. A leader lives his values. He always does what is right. He stands up for his rights and the rights of his employees.

7. Willingness to learn. With change being inevitable, leaders choose to keep learning to continue growing.

8. Responsibility. When his team is at fault, the leader takes the blame. He acts professionally by apologizing and moving forward to manage the conflict.

9. Strike a Balance. A good leader is able to balance all his good qualities so he may use them effectively. He knows that tipping over on any of these turns quality into a flaw.

10. Resilience. No one is perfect. Even the best leaders make mistakes. When they do, they are able to pick themselves up and move on. As the saying goes, “Failure is not the falling down, but the staying down.”

TalkShop offers two leadership programs appropriate to the times. “Influential Leadership” teaches the art of leading from the heart. Another, “Executive Coaching” dwells on pulling and guiding others without pushing or telling. Bring out the leader in you and your team with these customized programs to cater to your requirements.

www.talkshop.ph | (632) 894 5588 | “Leadership Training”

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Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO and Director of Communication finished her bachelor degree in Literature, masters in Entrepreneurship, and doctorate in Applied Cosmic Anthropology. She designed the Philippines' Language Competency Benchmark for the Department of Education and pioneered Integrated Language Teaching (ILT) in workshop designs and corporate communication training. You can follow her on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, LinkedIN, and Google+

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