Our friends at Sideline Power shared an article earlier this morning about a great article for young coaches.
The article by StartupNation titled 40 Tips for Millennial Entrepreneurs to Improve Their Leadership Skills is obviously aimed at young entrepreneurs, but the advice in it will resonate with coaches as well.
Of the 40 ideas shared, here's a few excerpts worth pointing out specific for our audience of coaches:
Over communicate: A good leader knows that the key to success lies in the details. Don’t worry about being too tedious, as your team is looking to you for direction. Good communication skills are one of the most important if not the most important skills for a leader.
Find a mentor: You’ve likely been told this before, and that’s because it works. A few good mentors can propel your leadership skills years faster than without them.
Learn the art of motivation: A truly capable leader knows how to utilize motivation based on individual personalities. Some people are motivated by competitions, some by praise. Understanding people’s personality types and the art of motivation, in general, will make you a much better leader.
Acknowledge your strengths and hire your weaknesses: Once your business is up and running, you won’t be able to do it all. Know when to hire help so you don’t become overwhelmed. It’s a marathon, not a sprint.
Be prepared: Know your audience and carry yourself with integrity; everyone from the janitor to C-suite deserves the same level of respect and acknowledgment.
Don’t burn bridges: A bridge burnt can never be returned. Save your future self from the challenge and heartache that come from severed connections.
Head here to read the full piece, which includes advice from other entrepreneurs, additional ways to grow as a leader, and some book and networking suggestions.
Regardless of where you are in your journey to be the best leader your team and community deserve, there's something in that article for everyone.