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Building A Company Of Leaders - C&L ;

A leader is not someone who tells other people what to do. A leader works with his or her team (no matter their level of seniority) to find the best solutions for potential problems and is someone who can hold him- or herself accountable when the time comes. A leader takes initiative and goes above and beyond the normal call of duty to get something done. It is thus important to have excellent leadership at all levels of a company – not just in terms of managers and team leaders, but in every employee. Each point in the below article covers a specific aspect of leadership and how it benefits your company.

  • A leader is someone who for takes responsibility their work and knows when and how to improve without being told to do so. This kind of introspection forms a key part of leadership and is a superb quality for anyone to have.
  • Because of the above point, leaders are naturally more productive. They take pride in their work and it shows in the quality of work produced, which is usually much higher than the work of an “average” employee.
  • Developing someone’s leadership skills will also develop their confidence. An increase in confidence means higher goals are set, which in turn motivates an employee to work even harder to achieve those goals. This can result in a continuous cycle of self-improvement.
  • A leader is also an independent thinker who takes initiative to do something before it is requested, making him / her more efficient, which in turn directly benefits the company.
  • Finally, developing a company of leaders offers the company a direct contingency when a sudden gap in leadership arises – simply insourcing someone within the company to fill the position. Due to being equipped with all the necessary leadership skills, this person will be more than ready for the job. They will be able to start work immediately, minimising any disruption in the company’s overall functioning.

A company of leaders is a company with a strong foundation. One of the first steps you can take to nudge your company in this direction is to upskill your staff and help them develop their leadership abilities. C&L Skills Management offers a Leadership Development consultancy service to help transform a company of employees into a company of leaders. C&L Skills Management specialises in the upskilling and training of individuals, as well as delivering organisation-specific development programmes. All our courses are SETA-accredited and registered, and we have dedicated learner support systems and quality content delivery systems.

For more information, contact us at ciskad@clskillsmanagement.co.za.