So you’ve made it through the interview, you’ve completed the onboarding, and you’re ready to become a leader in the workplace. You’ve been trained on how to create the right culture and you’re ready to help others grow. However, there is still so much you can improve on.

What you might not know is that there are specific skills that you can practice to become a better leader. This can take as little as a few hours and as much as a few weeks. By understanding what you can improve upon and how you can become a better leader in no time.

Take time to reflect on the leadership skills that you have and which ones you’d like to improve upon. Consider an executive coaching programme from a reputable provider and use the tips below to help you succeed in becoming a better leader in the workplace.

Communicate Effectively

Communicating effectively is a key component of leadership and is also one of the most important qualities to develop. In order to be an effective leader, you must be able to express your points clearly and concisely. You can practice communicating better by doing the following:

  • Take the time to listen before speaking
  • Learn how to be concise with your words
  • Find out what’s important to others and how they feel about it
  • Restate your point in different ways or ask questions until you get a clear answer
  • Practice giving feedback so that it’s constructive rather than destructive

Listen Carefully

Listening is an often overlooked leadership skill. You might think you are listening, but there is a difference between truly listening and just zoning out.

When you’re truly listening, you show empathy by understanding the person’s emotions and feelings. You also need to pay attention to what they are saying and not just drift off into your own thoughts. If you don’t know what someone is talking about, ask questions to fully understand what they mean.

Help People Grow

One of the most important skills that you can practice is helping people grow. One way you can do this is by creating a mentorship program for your employees. You could assign mentors for every new hire and offer them the opportunity to take part in a formal mentor-mentee relationship over the next year. Or, you could provide coaching or presentations with tips on how to become a better leader in the workplace.

Make Tough Decisions

It is important that you make tough decisions for your company. You have to do what’s best for the team, even if it means making difficult decisions. If you don’t think a team member is going to be as productive as they once were, then it might be time to let them go. This can be hard on both parties, but it’s necessary to be a successful leader.


Leadership isn’t something that’s just handed to you. The best leaders are the ones who never stop learning and improving themselves. That’s why we’ve put together this list of tips to help you become a better leader and inspire those around you to do the same.