Many people aspire to be a leader. Some of those people make it. Most don’t. That’s the stark reality when you aim high in your career or business.
Have you ever thought about your reputation in business? Do you think if you keep your head down and produce good work, others will robotically hand you a promotion? If so, how has this approach worked for you so far?
People do business with others they know, like and trust. This concept is paramount to any business relationship. It is the key to your success as a business person. It is what will make lucrative clients want to do business with you. It is what will make senior executives want to promote you.
Have you ever had a boss who truly lifted you, helping you achieve greater heights in your career?
Strong social skills are the difference between a good business person and a great one. Yet in business, the importance of social skills are often overlooked and neglected.
Skills in global leadership are paramount to success in today’s business world. Regardless of whether you’re an expatriate living abroad, or somebody who works within your home country and never travels for business, at some stage in your career you will have to deal with business matters that involve cross-cultural or global issues.
Do you want to improve your leadership presence? Do you want to infuse more confidence, power and authority into your business interactions? The reality is, nobody is born a leader. Leadership is something you must learn and develop, one skill at a time.
I believe that everybody should have an international experience at some stage in their life. Whether it’s travelling abroad for an extended vacation, or moving to another country for a number of years, exposing yourself to different cultures and languages can help you develop valuable life skills.