7 Unique Ways to Develop Leadership Skills

No matter where you are in your career, you can benefit from tips to help you develop leadership skills. Regardless of where you are on the career ladder, there will be a point when you’re handed a leadership role and be expected to hit the ground running. Maybe you’re aiming to lead an initiative, been chosen to lead a team project, or given the opportunity to apply for a management position. Wherever you are in your career, and whatever you hope to accomplish, you will benefit from tips to help you develop leadership skills. As a Forbes, Business Insider and ELLE Magazine “30 Under 30” recipient as well as the Founder and CEO of Mogul, an award-winning worldwide platform connecting women to trending content, I have had to rapidly adapt and perform repeatedly as a thought leader while also managing a team. Whatever your case may be, you’re probably wondering how you can develop leadership skills on the fly. Although you probably have a rough idea from watching your manager, being an effective leader requires finesse and complex knowledge. But rather than waiting for an opportunity, start developing those skills now. Here’s what helped me: Take a Leadership Personality Test To improve your skills, you need a starting point. First, take a minute and think about how you behave in stressful situations and what is your preferred leadership style. Do you ask others for their opinions or do you tell everyone what to do and how you expect them to do it? Do you lead from the front, or do you worry about where your team is headed and whether there is a clear vision ahead? You’ll gain insight into your preferred style of...
4 Success Secrets of Female Leaders

4 Success Secrets of Female Leaders

What are the success secrets of female leaders? Get advice from women who have made it to the top   There are women who have made it to the top by utilizing some great success secrets. While you’re aiming for the top too, you can use their nuggets of wisdom to drive you to new heights. Joanna Coles – Editor in Chief of Cosmopolitan “I never do any work on a Sunday, unless there’s a crisis. Saturday and Sunday are my days for restocking my brain, and I find if I don’t do that and I work Saturday and Sunday, I get tired. “ Like many other successful female leaders, Coles realized that one of the biggest keys to success in the office was outside the office. There’s no doubt that Cole has a busy schedule and a lot on her plate. But she’s able to tackle it by (gasp) actually relaxing on the weekend. We’d argue that it’s more than just “getting tired” – studies have shown that burnout leads to some serious health problems, too. So take that much-needed me time, it’s worth it. And remember, if Coles can find time off, so can you! Arianna Huffington – CEO and Founder of The Huffington Post “My mother used to call failure a stepping-stone to success, as opposed to the opposite of success.” Huffington and other women didn’t wake up one day as the cream of the crop. Rather, they realized the counterintuitive secret: that failure is often a stepping stone to success. And success is more than brushing the dirt off your shoulders – Huffington said “A key component...