Business growth is often determined by not only the conveyancing matters being actioned by your firm, but by the leadership shown by ownership.
It’s important to note your clients and employees won’t know the hard work you do behind the scenes, but by the moments you show as a leader.
So, you need to make those moments count.
Having leadership skills can come in many forms and can all contribute to the success of your business’ goals.
Leadership is not just one skill, but rather a combination of several different skills working together.
Some examples of the skills that make an effective leader includes patience, empathy, active listening, reliability, dependability, creativity, and positivity, just to name a few.
However, three leadership skills stand above the rest and should be considered by all in a position of leadership to have great value in business interactions. These include:
1. Strategic Thinking
Strategic thinking focuses on finding and developing unique opportunities to create value by enabling a provocative and creative dialogue among people who can affect an organisation’s direction.
Good strategic thinking uncovers potential avenues for growth and improvement not only to the offering or services, but to the overall growth of business functions.
For a conveyancing business, strategic thinking could be setting your vision for improved efficiency. The strategic thinking would be considering what technology is available to help you achieve this.
Your firm may be historically paper-based with its workflows.
However, considering what is in the market and requesting a demonstration to see the latest in integrated conveyancing software and search solutions could be the transition your firm needs to reach its efficiency goal.
On the other side to strategic thinking, is the ability to problem solve. As a business leader, you’re going to be presented with multiple issues on a near daily basis. Effective problem solving often requires staying calm and identifying a step-by-step solution.
According to Indeed, problem-solving skills can help leaders make quick decisions, resolve obstacles with their team and external teams alike, and ensure projects are completed on time, according to the specifications.
3. Interpersonal Skills
So, you can problem solve and think strategically, but do you have the people skills to effectively communicate these solutions and business plans to your staff?
According to a study by the Australian Institute of Management Education and Training, interpersonal skills was found to be the most important trait for effective leadership, with communication listed as the most critical skill by 50.66 per cent of survey respondents.
For any conveyancing firm looking to succeed, strong communication, conflict resolution, and team building skills are crucial to implementing strategic plans, managing employees of different personalities, and growing an overall better office culture.
For more insights into how you can efficiently introduce change and build the performance of your employees through your leadership skills, book a live viewing of the platform with our experts or download our 4-minute demonstration.