Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others. —Jack Welch
At some stage in our career many of us start to think about taking on a leadership role within our organisation. We all need to know that there are opportunities for personal growth and professional development and that if we are committed we will make our way up the ladder, either in a team leadership or people management role.
It can however be challenging to step into a leadership role when you may not have the background or qualifications to feel confident in what you are doing.
How do you learn the skills required to provide constructive feedback to your team and to ensure your communications are effective?
How do you equip yourself to manage conflict or handle those tough discussions that sometimes have to be had with team members?
And how can you be sure that your problem solving and decision making is really on target?
These are the kind of doubts and niggles that can often hold us back from taking that next step. But as Jack Welch pointed out – “success is all about growing yourself”.
If you want to grow yourself and you want insights into your own style, or the style of those around you, and you want to learn the skills that will help you to lead effectively then the New Zealand Certificate in Business: Introduction to Team Leadership should be considered as a starting point. While the reality is that no one can really teach you how to be a great leader, you can make sure that you have the building blocks to feel confident in what you are doing.
The course is ideal for people thinking about their next career move or wanting to undertake valuable training before re-entering the workforce. The course can be completed online, allowing you flexibility in terms of when, where and how you study and eCampus NZ offers comprehensive support to make sure you have the backing you need to succeed.
In fact, this course may be just what you need to get motivated, get confident and put yourself forward! Ultimately that’s what leadership is all about – confidence and self-assurance.