Supporting, encouraging and developing others to achieve a shared goal.
What this skill covers
- Understanding emotions
- Managing tasks
- Managing and supporting others
- Adaptive leadership
What is this skill about?
This skill is relevant not only if you are in a position of management with formal power, but also for when you are working with peers in teams.
At the earliest stages, the focus is on basic empathy – understanding your own feelings, being able to share them, and recognising the feelings of others. The focus is on managing – dividing up tasks, managing time and sharing resources, managing group discussions and dealing with disagreements.
Beyond that, the focus is on building your awareness of your own strengths and weaknesses, and those of your teams. This allows you to allocate tasks effectively. You would then build techniques to mentor, coach and motivate others. At the highest steps, you would be able to reflect on your own leadership style and understand its effect on others.
Ultimately, you should be able to build on your strengths and mitigate your weaknesses, and adapt your leadership style to the situation.
There are 16 steps in this skill
You can jump straight to a step by selecting it below.
Knowing how you are feeling about something
Knowing how to explain your feelings about something to your team
Knowing how to recognise others' feelings about something
Managing dividing up tasks between others in a fair way
Managing time and sharing resources to support completing tasks
Managing group discussions to reach shared decisions
Managing disagreements to reach shared solutions
Recognising your own strengths and weaknesses as a leader
Recognising the strengths and weaknesses of others in your team
Recognising the strengths and weaknesses of others in your team, and using this to allocate roles accordingly
Supporting others through mentorship
Supporting others through coaching
Supporting others through motivating them
Reflecting on your own leadership style and its effect on others
Reflecting on your own leadership style, and building on your strengths and mitigating your weaknesses
Reflecting on your own leadership style, and adapting your approach according to the situation
Each step in this skill requires you to work through 3 stages.
Read, watch and listen to the content.
Show that you've understood the content by completing activities.
Reflect and discuss what you've learned.
Learn your own way
You don't need to learn the skill steps in order.
You can move back and forward between steps at anytime - you can even revisit them at a later date!
Don't want to do an exercise just yet? No problem - come back to it again later.