Self Helps

Leadership Skills

1. Thinking strategically
2. Analysing
3. Planning
4. Risk Management
5. Delegating
6. Networking
7. Involving others
8. Innovating
9. Consulting
10. Communicating
11. Influencing and persuading
12. Monitoring
13. Evaluating
14. Setting objectives
15. Building consensus
16. Decision making
17. Scenario building
18. Information management
19. Presenting information
20. Balancing competing needs
21. Prioritising
22. Negotiating
23. Problem solving
24. Team building
25. Leading by example
26. obtaining and providing feedback
27. Motivating
28. Valuing and supporting
29. Managing conflict
30. Coaching
31. Mentoring
32. Empowering
33. Learning
34. Inspiring
35. Assessing
36. Reporting
37. Reviewing
38. Contingency planning
39. Thinking systematically
40. Benchmarking
41. Following
42. Risk Assessment

Objectives must be
DUMB (Doable, Understandable, Manageable, and Beneficial) & SMART (Specific, Measureable, Attainable, Relevant and Time-based)

Sample Smart Business Goal

“To obtain 2 billion dollar corporate clients in the Boston property insurance market by the end of this fiscal year through networking and marketing activities.”

Once your business goals are SMART, break down each goal into a specific set of tasks and activities to accomplish your goals. It’s important to periodically review your goals and make adjustments if necessary. Goal setting for your small business is an essential tool for success. Remember in the end to be SMART.


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