What are the three fundamental skills of leadership?

blog post 1Many books have been written on leadership, but few have been able to describe the skills of leadership in any detail except to attribute it to a “trait of personality”. Our view is that there are some fundamental skills of transformative leadership that can be articulated, learned and perfected by almost anyone in any organisation. Leadership consists of mastering three critical management skills that should be practiced consciously:

1. Strategic Thinking
- the thought process used by a leaders to formulate, articulate and communicate a coherent vision and strategy for the organisation.

2. Innovative Thinking
- identifying or inventing new products or services on a continuous basis and the ability to instil this creativity in every member of the organisation.

3. Situation Management – being adept at dealing with operational problems and decisions successfully on a day-to-day basis in a manner aligned with the strategy.