In this video, Lisa and Elizabeth share why your ability to code might improve your ability to lead—and why it might not. Learn about the importance of continual learning.
- Can your skills sabotage your influence?…Actually, they can.…Skills can help you gain credibility…and develop informal authority,…but great job skills can actually…also erode your leadership.…You know, a common mistake we see with informal leaders…is falling into the role of constantly fixing…others' mistakes and cleaning up the errors…of your department.…Now, job skills are great, and everyone calls them…to troubleshoot, but that's not true leadership.…
As you grow in your role, your organization,…or even just your ability to lead,…you'll need to focus on both hard skills and soft skills.…Now, your organization probably has some time and resources…dedicated to your development of the hard skills.…These are things like software skills, sales training…or product knowledge.…Now these skills are foundational.…But here's what we often see out in the field with clients…is people can get sucked in to becoming the skills expert…and not a true influencer.…
To be a leader, you also want to focus…on what we refer to as soft skills.…
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- Name three ways that you can add value to a meeting.
- Recognize the benefits of including emotional impact in your stories.
- Explain how developing a team mindset can increase efficiency and productivity.
- Identify an easy way to reinforce expectations.
- Determine when it is necessary to tell your boss about a mistake made by a peer.
- Recall the most important benefit of punctuality.