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10 Approaches to Challenges in Leadership

People like to have lists because it puts everything they need to know in one place. Anytime we find a good list of tips for leaders, we like to share them. Here are 10 approaches to challenges in leadership, posted on Leadership Freak:

10 Approaches to Challenges in Leadership

The purpose of leadership is to identify and create the future. If you want to lead, go somewhere and take someone with you.

The challenge of leadership is helping people keep up. You are ahead. If you aren’t ahead you aren’t leading.

  1. Embrace dissatisfaction and discontent with optimism. Nothing gets done without optimism – the belief it can get done.
  2. Define and explain the future in relevant language. Passion ignites when others own the future for themselves.
  3. Find alignment of purpose between individuals and organizations.
  4. Constantly explore change with openness and skepticism. “Will this advance the agenda?” Doug Conant.
  5. Persistently push forward while celebrating past success – balance dissatisfaction with satisfaction. Many never move beyond dissatisfaction.
If these 10 approaches to challenges in leadership have helped you or you have more you’d like to add, we’d love to hear from you! Tell us about how you have come up with ways  to effectively manage challenges for both you and your employees.

Strong Decision Making Skills

Strong decision making skills are important for good leadership.

To be a good leader you need to have strong decision making skills. Some people have this ability naturally and others need some guidance to learn how to make the best decisions. One technique I’ve discovered and use all the time is described below by James Manktelow & Amy Carlson and published on Mind Tools. 

Develop Strong Decision Making Skills

‘Six Thinking Hats’ is an important and powerful technique. It is used to look at decisions from a number of important perspectives. This forces you to move outside your habitual thinking style, and helps you Continue reading