The world needs good leaders – people who can help to get people on the right path and keep them on track. But there’s no “leadership gene” – everybody can become a leader IF they are willing to do the work. Find out what it takes to improve leadership skills.
If you follow the laws of leadership, people will follow you.
Developing leadership skills is one of the most valuable pursuits you can engage in. Because the principles of good leadership remain the same; they don’t change over time. They don’t change across different cultures. True leadership skills have remained the same all the way since ancient Babylon.
In order to lead other people, they have to trust you. And it’s your responsibility to make them trust you. What’s more: you have to be worth their trust.
And you must not only respect other people, but you must encourage and celebrate them in order to get the best out of them.
One of the world’s greatest leaders is the entrepreneur Richard Branson, who built a multibillion dollar enterprise from scratch AND had a lot of fun doing it.
“Rather than focusing on mistakes, a leader needs to catch someone doing something right every day. If this culture of fostering employee development through praise and recognition starts at the top, it will go far toward stamping out the employee fear of failure that can stunt a business, particularly in its early days. When mistakes happen — which is inevitable — you have to learn from them, not dwell on what went wrong. It’s almost always better not to go over the obvious with the people involved. They know exactly what happened.”
– Richard Branson ((Entrepreneur magazine, February 7, 2012))
And as a leader you must be able to trust your own intuition when it comes to making big decisions. There really aren’t many big decisions in life. But it matters that you get them right. But how do develop that kind of instinctive ability to make the right choice?
And how do you engage people emotionally? It’s easy to motivate people if you just offer them enough money, but you probably don’t have an unlimited budget to create financial incentives to get others to do what you want. True leadership doesn’t require money – it requires that you make people feel compelled to want to do what you want them to do. But how do you create that kind of emotional engagement?
And as a leader you need to step in at the right time, and you need to get out of the way at the right time. Being a leader is not about micromanaging other people – it’s about getting the right people together, creating a shared goal, giving them what they need and getting out of their way when they work toward achieving that goal. But how do you know when is the right time to intervene, and when is the right time to let people do what they’re already doing?
As a leader you must also be able to break complexities down into simple messages you can effectively communicate to keep your followers aligned. But in order to do that you need to have a lot of confidence in your on understanding of the situation.
Mastering leadership is complex, difficult and challenging, because there are many pieces to the puzzle of becoming a better leader. If you try to learn leadership rationally, it’s like trying to juggle with 40 balls at the same time – it’s overwhelming.
Good leadership isn’t really about “studying rules” or “learning techniques”. Ultimately leadership is about what’s inside yourself. It’s about your attitude – and your attitude, your beliefs, your core values are what will make all the other things work (or not work).
There are very smart people who have a great theoretical understanding of leadership – they could analyze a presidential campaign brilliantly. But they still aren’t able to lead other people. Leading is something that you do, not something that you know.
It’s that quality that causes people to stop and listen when a leader speaks.
And that’s why hypnosis is such an effective instrument for installing leadership skills inside yourself.
Even when you use hypnosis to become a better leader you still have to practice leadership. You still have to strive to do your best. And it will still take effort to develop your leadership skills. But it will be a lot faster, and you feel more comfortable taking charge of the situation. You will feel naturally at easy in the position of a leader. And this feeling of comfort, this inner confidence will make other people more willing to follow you as well. It’s what will give you the power to influence others.
This hypnosis session can change the way you live and lead.