In our daily life, we need to use the leadership skills at all levels. having better leadership skills can help you not only in the professional but also in the personal life.

Successful people all perform the same few leadership disciplines. They consistently practice the same few fundamentals. But their seemingly small, insignificant daily acts of excellence stack up over time to a best in class career and a world class professional life. — From the book The leader who had no title by Robin Sharma

As said by Alexander the great

“I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.”

Good leadership skills can help you grow and at the same time if the leadership skill is weak you get defeat at all fronts.

Following 5 techniques will help you improve your leadership skills:
1. Lead yourself
2. Time Management
3. Exercise Daily
4. Schedule all tasks
5. Be Humble

1. Lead yourself
Leadership is the skill where you get what you give. Yes!! it is true. When you lead a team your followers will clone your skills and the way you work.

If you want to be a good leader you need to start looking at yourself and ask am I really the person that I want to see in others?

Just like charity leadership starts at home. If we want all team members to be technically strong in the team, we need to be technically strong. If we want our customer service agents to support customers exceptionally well we need to treat our team members exceptionally well.

John Quincy Adams said it correctly that

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”

We have competition with ourselves. We need to make a better version of our self and lead others by example.

2. Time Management
It is important to be punctual. If we are not following the time properly our followers will not follow the time as well.

You can’t be a good leader without being very disciplined and detail-oriented and having good time management. Time management is the key to success.

Leadership comes with many responsibilities and stress. If the tasks are not completed on time it eventually generates more stress and impacts health your deliverables. It also impacts your leadership skills and team.

3. Exercise Daily
Exercising daily will help you to reduce the stress level. Exercise and meditation will help you to control your thoughts and feel fresher.

As mentioned in Dr. Axe blog post exercise can help you to Boost happiness levels, Learn to set — and achieve — goals, Reduce your risk of heart disease naturally, Sleep better, Get an energy boost, Increase strength and flexibility, Improve Memory and Increase self-confidence.

All of the above-mentioned advantages are important for the leadership skills to grow.

4. Schedule all tasks
Scheduling in advance can help to concentrate more on the tasks. You can start scheduling your work on weekly bases first. At the end of each week spend some time for yourself and check if all planned tasks are achieved or not.

Once you are used to the weekly schedule change the scheduling frequency to daily. Plan tasks for the day and at the end of the day validate if the tasks are achieved or not.

You can eventually drill it down to the hourly. Once you achieve this level you will also be master of your time.

5. Be Humble
Last but the most important skill required for the leadership. — Be Humble. The more you lead the more you will become stressful. Leadership also requires communicating with others.

Not all the people are same, we need to make sure that we understand others and be helpful to each team members and people around us.

After all, leadership is not a title or positions. Leadership is all about influencing people and helping to change their lives for good.

“All the effective leaders I have encountered — both those I worked with and those I merely watched — knew four simple things: a leader is someone who has followers; Popularity is not leadership, results are; leaders are highly visible, they set examples; Leadership is not rank, privilege, titles or money, it is responsibility.” — Peter Drucker

I hope these key points will help you improve your leadership skills. Please let me know your reviews and comments for this blog post.