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Get ahead in your career by learning the important business skills in this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- Delegation skills
Pursue a constructive course of action in spite of criticism. Demonstrate moral courage in your business. The buck stops at your desk, so you have to be strong.
Exercise good judgment through your willingness to think deeply about life's reversals and peoples' needs, and to incorporate this sensitivity when formulating plans.
Prioritize issues and plot a course. Carefully allocate your time so that your mind is clear and your energies are focused.
Maintain a sense of humor, a key element for the best leaders. Everyone needs to be cool under pressure -- the troops will trust your example and follow suit.
Create the vision
Create and communicate a vision for your team. Paint a picture with words so that your vision becomes clear to everyone. Your job is to see over the mountain and beyond tomorrow.
Build a team
Build a management team that exhibits a desire to succeed, which is a fire you must light through your inspiring focus.
Move and adjust
Decide and move on objectives without rigidity, flexing when the market or unforeseen circumstances demand an adjustment. Be thoughtful, not obsessive or egotistic.
Spread the load
Delegate authority to others -- to involve the team and to spread the load.
Count on character
Accept your limitations. Be a judicious leader. Be aware of your power -- and the best leader because you don't abuse it.