Write a 3-5 page paper on the concept of leadership skills. Include at least three cites (from the textbooks, non-textbook sources) along with experiences from your work, etc). Address following questions:
Define the term and concept of leadership skills.
Present and expand upon a minimum of three (3) skills that are necessary for an individual to be an effective leader. Support your assertions and statements with course materials and other supporting materials.
Discuss how these leadership skills will lead to technical competence by a leader.
Evaluate these skills against your own skills. Develop a brief plan detailing how you will acquire and/or strengthen these skills as you progress in your future
Good leaders are made, not born. If you have the desire and willpower, you can become an effective leader. Good leaders develop through a never ending process of self-study, education, training, and experience. Leadership is inspiring others to pursue your vision within the parameters you set, to extent that it becomes a shared efforts, a shared vision, and a shared success (Zeitchik, 2012). Leadership is a process of social influence, which maximizes the efforts of others, towards the achievement of a goal. There are many different leadership skills required, but the most in-demand ones include active listening; empathy; and the ability to share clear messages and make complex ideas easy to understand for everyone.