The most important skill that leaders should master

As leaders, we are taught to have many distinct skills when managing a group of people. These general traits include dependability, decisiveness, integrity, and more. You’ve heard them all, but you may not have thought about a highly overlooked skill that some may call the most important.

In a recent Lolly Daskal article, she emphasizes the “secret sauce” of great leadership: connection. Some of her reasons for why and what happens when you connect with those in your organization include:

  • you get involved by diving into the details of the projects and goals that your organization is working on;
  • you hear better through thoughtful listening and following up with thought-provoking questions;

 

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