In tough times, when faced with the possibility of losing a job, staff look to organizational leadership for answers. Your response as a manager is key to ensuring the organization continues to operate in a professional manner and the staff minimizes its stress during the reorganization or reduction in workforce.
Traditionally managers build leadership skills at work, but there are also opportunities to hone these skills outside of the workplace. Here are four ways you can sharpen your leadership skills during your free time.
Good leaders are adept at asking strategic questions. By asking more of these questions – of yourself and others — you articulate goals, set benchmarks and assess risk. You become a better thinker and a smarter leader.