Leadership is defined as the ability of a person to guide or lead individuals belonging to the same group or those having the same goals. Take note that people in business must have great leadership skills so that they can grow their companies.
Before I start, I want to remind everyone that learning is a constant process that every good leader needs to work on and we all learn at different paces! If you want to become a better leader, you need to never stop learning. Here are some resources that entrepreneurs can use to become good leaders:
Are you aware that Youtube is the second most visited website next to Google? It is not surprising, especially when everyone knows that there are thousands of great informational videos available on this site. There are lots of great Youtube channels that are specifically geared for aspiring entrepreneurs as well as resources for developing a marketing strategy, creating a business model and starting a business. There are even training videos for how to support, lead and inspire your team. Utilize these free resources!
Another thing you can do is check out the published books or reading materials of well-known authors. Don’t feel overwhelmed with the millions of titles available in the market. Focus on finding best-selling authors on the topics that you want to learn. Whether you prefer print or digital, resources are available. If you get stuck during your research, talk to your local librarian!
Nowadays, many experts on leadership and business have transitioned to different online platforms. Podcasts can be a great resource if you lack a lot of free time because you can listen to them anywhere – during your commute to work, in-between meetings, on a Saturday while doing chores, etc. If you find a podcast that is particularly helpful, sign up for notifications and/or subscribe to their channels so you can get notified when a new episode is released.
Online courses or lectures can also be a good source of learning that you can take advantage of. There are several companies, institutions and professionals who have created courses for leaders and entrepreneurs. They usually charge a minimal fee before people can access these courses. Some online teaching platforms even offer yearly subscriptions with a heftier fee, but the plus side is that you can then gain access to a library of different courses! Know that there are oftentimes free courses or free trials that give you a few days to see if you like the course before spending the money.
I am fortunate enough to be a part of a leadership group called Firecracker Leadership. You can do what I did and check out the top leadership groups on different social media platforms. Find a list of mentors who have created their own groups on Facebook. Most of them share free tips, tools,and kits on these groups. At the same time, they also have exclusive updates for their members on a regular basis. Some of the top leaders with Facebook groups include Tony Robbins, Stephen Covey and Giant Worldwide!
Learning can be fun and exciting, especially if you are getting great information from the resources that you use. Keep in mind that the items enumerated above are not exclusive. There are still tons of other resources that you can check out!