Cert IV Leadership and Management: 3 (unexpected) things that successful business leaders do
- February 25, 2016
- Posted by: Rose_TrainingOZ15
- Category: Rose Training Blog
Rose Training talks great business leadership.
What makes a great business leader? Well, it’s an array of traits, and can depend on the circumstances and context of the business they are involved in. One thing is for sure though – great business leaders commit time and energy to developing themselves as leaders, colleagues and people, so that they can incite positive and long lasting change in their workplace. At Rose Training Australia, we are lucky to have some great business leaders amongst us training the Cert IV Leadership and Management; people that we take inspiration from every day, and people who invest so much time in nurturing and empowering their fellow team members. In this blog, we are going to take you through the 3 (unexpected) things that successful business leaders do to perform at their very best!
They read. A lot.
Successful business leaders can often be found under a pile of books. That’s because they value the words and wisdom of other successful and established experts, not just their own. They read to gain insight, knowledge, understanding and appreciation of how to lead and guide a team, be a good mentor, and to manage challenges and hurdles effectively. But for successful business leaders, reading is not just a solitary act. It goes hand in hand with putting their knowledge into action, and making sure that what they’ve learnt (especially from their Cert IV in Leadership and Management) doesn’t go to waste.
They love their hobbies, and are good at them too.
Successful business leaders value their down time, because they know the importance of meaningful work/life balance. In order to be the best leader, they have to take time to recharge, relax and re-energise themselves. As you’ll learn from the Cert IV Leadership and Management, there is no use in getting burnt out from stressing or micro-managing. Instead, they have hobbies that they thoroughly enjoy – activities they proactively spend time working and crafting, improving and getting better at. Whether it’s running, gardening, writing or painting, they use this time to re-ignite their enthusiasm and self-reflect on how to constantly be an innovative and empowering leader.
They listen, rather than talk.
Don’t get us wrong, it’s important that successful business leaders have strong communication and oratory skills. But what you’ll find that differentiates good leaders from great ones is that great leaders know when to speak, and when to listen. And they do really enjoy listening to others. Because that’s how they allow their colleagues to grow, mature, develop and hone their skills. A leader who listens is a leader who respects the space and thoughts of another, and empowers them to find their inner strength to keep moving forward and kicking goals. They genuinely care about the welfare and concerns of others, and actively want to make the work environment one that is supportive, productive and always empathetic.
If you want to know more about becoming a successful business leader, or want to enrol into our Cert IV Leadership and Management course, give us a call on 3038 3048 or talk to Jessica on LiveChat! While you are at it, why not ‘like’ us on Facebook and keep to up to date on what’s happening in the RTA office?