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A person with Leadership skills:

  1. inspires and motivates others, guiding them towards a common goal.
  2. They possess strong communication and interpersonal abilities, effectively conveying ideas and building relationships.
  3. Leaders exhibit strategic thinking, making sound decisions and navigating complex situations with a long-term vision in mind.
  4. With leadership skills, individuals empower and develop others, fostering collaboration, and driving positive change within teams and organizations.

What is leadership?

Leadership is the ability of an individual or a group of individuals to influence and guide followers or other members of an organization. 

It involves making – sometimes difficult – decisions, creating and articulating a clear vision, establishing achievable goals and providing followers with the knowledge and tools necessary to achieve those goals.

Leaders are found and required in most aspects of society, from business to politics to community-based organizations.

An effective leader possess the following characteristics: self-confidence, strong communication and management skills, creative and innovative thinking, perseverance in the face of failure, willingness to take risks, openness to change, and levelheadedness and reactiveness in times of crisis.

Inspires and motivates

Strong communicator

Strategic thinker

Driving positive change

Example of practical training for leadership: Leadership Pizza

This leadership development activity offers a self-assessment framework for people to first identify what skills, attributes and attitudes they find important for effective leadership, and then assess their own development and initiate goal setting.

  1. You start the exercise by presenting the model of the Leadership Pizza: It is a reflection and self-assessment tool where you think about the most important skills and attitudes that you need to master in order to be a great leader.
  2. You may present your own version of the leadership pizza to demonstrate an example.  Emphasise that your version is just an example, and they should think about what is important for leadership in their own perspective.
  3. Assign time for participants to prepare their own set of important leadership skills and attributes, and ask them to draw a pizza shape and label the slices with the items they listed.
  4. At this point, you may ask people to share their drawings with the group and explain which labels have they chosen. You may discuss certain decisions and identify common patterns in the group’s perception of a good leader.
  5. Ask participants to assess themselves on a scale of 1 to 10 for each slice. (10 is the edge if the slice, 1 is the core of the pizza). This self-assessment should serve as a baseline for setting up their own personal goals for leadership development. The areas where they find them weaker should receive more focus in their future development.