Leadership skills are a must-have kind of skill for every manager. Unfortunately, not every manager is well conversant or at least practices the top leadership skills required in organizations today. Failure to exhibit these leadership skills results in chaotic workplaces, which ultimately affects organizational performance. Knowing the right set of leadership skills to uphold and skills that are lacking in modern-day leadership can help make a huge difference.
Communication is at the heart of every organization. Unfortunately, most leaders today do not possess the right set of communication skills or at least fail to exhibit the right qualities as far as communication is concerned. One of the critical aspects of communication lacking in most leaders today is facilitating communication up and down the organizational hierarchy. This causes a dictatorial kind of leadership, which is highly counterproductive.
By virtue of leadership, managers are tasked with the responsibility of facilitating proper decision-making within the workplace. Unfortunately, most leaders and managers misconceive the idea of decision-making by failing to consult with their team members. In most cases, the decision-making should be a concerted effort. It should at least be a consultative endeavor between the management and the individual workers. Failure to consult widely causes factions within the workplace as one part of the organization feels left out.
It is expected of every leader or manager to possess the right visionary skills required to sail the organization through the short term and long term. Unfortunately, some leaders do not know how to wield the visionary aspect of leadership. Vision is all about foreseeing the future and helping the entire organization to head in the right strategic direction for a better tomorrow. Being visionary implies building capacity for future success, motivating employees, and impacting the workforce’s visionary aspect.
Lack of integrity is exhibited in most organizational leadership settings today. Integrity is a wide-faceted idea that touches on many aspects of leadership, such as being humble and unique. Lack of integrity causes leaders to lack faith in their employees, leading to the emergence of divisions within the entire workforce. Such disconnect is a major ingredient for organizational failure.