The skill to sharpen in 2016: Leadership

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It’s estimated that 3.6 million baby boomers are going to retire in 2016. This means businesses will be replacing a lot of senior leaders and managers. If you aspire to hold a leadership role, now is the time to sharpen your skill set.

Here are nine ways to do just that throughout 2016, no matter what stage you’re at in your career:

  1. Work on your soft skills. Effective leaders are expert communicators and listeners. They’re self-confident and self-aware. While technical skills and experience are important, you won’t progress very quickly until you master these soft skills.
  1. Develop the right mind-set. Leaders have can-do attitudes. They’re focused on the success of all, and they give credit where it’s due. In a nutshell, if you’re not a team player — become one!

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Source: The Seattle Times
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