How to Improve Your Leadership Skills at Work

Adriana Girdler

Key steps on becoming an amazing leader at work! Are you working towards a leadership role, or perhaps have been promoted to one? You need …

Key steps on becoming an amazing leader at work!

Are you working towards a leadership role, or perhaps have been promoted to one? You need to know the best tips that will help you reach your leadership goals.

There are some simple things you can do to improve your leadership skills at work.

Be a learner

This is probably one of the easiest tips when it comes to building your leadership skills: Do not reinvent the wheel!

What do I mean by this?

There are amazing leaders out there to learn from, whether in your organization or outside of your organization. Look at good leaders who you really resonate with and try to study them and emulate them.

You’ll notice things about them that are going to help you that you just simply wouldn’t learn in a book or a classroom setting. Learning by example is always one of the best ways to learn!

Be a motivator

Leadership is all about learning how to motivate other people.

Motivation ensures that people are implementing strategies and jumping on board with the work you’re doing. So, learning to motivate, support, connect with people, and understand where they’re at makes all the difference.

Connecting with people on a level of emotional intelligence will help you get strategies and initiatives done because you’ll understand where people are coming from and how to help them get excited about the work you’re doing together.

Other simple leadership strategies

There are a few other actions you can take to improve your leadership skills and become a really great leader. I’ve made a YouTube video to walk you through them all in detail, so follow me on over to YouTube and we’ll finish chatting about this there!

I really hope that you found this helpful – and if you did, it would mean so much to me if you would share it on your social media.

Meanwhile, if you really are committed to mastering your next project, do consider taking my SLAY Project Management online course where I show you step-by-step how to successfully manage a project, plus you get access to every template you will need, along with detailed video instructions on how to fill them out.


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Adriana Girdler is a project manager, productivity specialist, entrepreneur, professional speaker, facilitator, visioning wizard, and author. As President of CornerStone Dynamics, Adriana is one of Canada’s prominent business productivity and project management specialists—helping both individuals and businesses do what they do, only better. She is a certified master black belt lean six sigma with over 20 years’ experience improving how companies work.

She also holds both PMP (project management professional) and CET (certified engineering technologist) designations. She’s a Tedx speaker, as well as a HuffPost and Thrive Global contributor. She has been interviewed on Global, CBC, CTV, CHCH, 680News Radio, Newstalk 1010, Sirius XM and published in the Globe and Mail and numerous industry magazines. WANT ADRIANA'S FREE ONLINE TRAINING? In 45 min, learn Adriana's 5 project management secrets she use on EVERY project. Sign up for the Free Webinar here: THE FAB FIVE FUNDAMENTALS OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT

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