Three must-have skills that every leader should acquire or develop: Change management, conflict resolution, cultural intelligence.
Why? Because change management skills allow you to keep a pulse on your business and instinctively know when to implement change, how to communicate that change, and do it in a way that results in the least disruption while getting the most effective results.
Conflict resolution skills give you the tools and tact to address problems in the earliest stages. After all, taking care of issues when they first occur send a positive message of trust and proactive leadership to your employees.
Cultural intelligence helps you to relate and work effectively across different cultures. This helps in recruiting and developing your employees, and gives you the confidence to introduce your products and services into diverse markets.
By homing and practicing these critical skills you will become a more effective leader. Your thoughts?