Mark Ahn is an experienced leader in the fields of military, academia and business. He has profiled the following top trends in regards to leadership skills in 2015. Taking a good look at these observed trends can fine tune the leadership skills of one during this coming year.
Learn From Those Who Came Before You
One should understand that good leadership is timeless and not get distracted by some of the latest fads that seem fashionable at the time. Some of the best leadership lessons and principles can be gleaned from old sources because of the fact that leadership ideas that work have been very stable over the years.
Lead With Integrity
Integrity is definitely one of the most valued leadership skills that works across any business sector. Employees and others that are being led will respect someone who they know can be trusted to act with integrity and in a reliable fashion.
Exercise Good Judgment
Good judgment will almost always increase the productivity of a business and keep things stable within the workplace. The key is that this must be balanced with courage and character while maintaining flexibility.
Lead By Example
This basically is the old principle of not asking someone to do a task that you are not willing to do yourself. You should show and not just tell someone things.
Humility is a key trait of any leader. Do not be arrogant and avoid tips and knowledge that the employees you are leading may be uniquely positioned to provide you with. It is best to take everything into consideration and then make a careful decision with all of the facts known. Even the best leaders will make mistakes and it is how one responds in those situations which determines the true character of a leader.