Anyone can receive the rewards from becoming a competent leader. It does not matter your industry, professional field, or position. When you chose to grow and develop your leadership abilities you will reap the rewards. However, to become an experienced and competent leader takes time, effort, discipline, and action. The investment is worth the rewards. Here are four rewards of becoming a competent leader:
1. Your influence is maximized
Leadership is the ability to influence those around you. When you raise your leadership competence you are better equipped to impact people on a greater level. It positions you to be a 360 degree leader, having influence with your followers and also those beside and above you. Being a competent leader allows you to expand your reach and influence.
2. You excel toward your potential
Your purpose and dreams require that you become a leader, on some level. Wherever you want to go in life and whatever you want to achieve, you can do it faster and arrive quicker when you raise your leadership competence. The leadership skills you develop excel you forward and toward your personal potential.
3. You establish your authority
Being a competent leader allows you to be seen as an authority figure or expert on the topic of leadership. Those around you will see the knowledge and experience have and know you have something valuable and worthy to say. People will seek your advice and counsel because you have authority in the area of leadership. Authority raises you above the competition.
4. You reap the rewards of your effort
When you become a competent leader you gain inner satisfaction about the impact you have, as well as reap the perks and financial rewards. Those who are highly skilled and effective in the area of leadership will be properly compensated for their competence and effort.
Proverbs 22:29 is something we should remember and keep in mind. It says, “Do you see someone skilled in their work? They will serve before kings; they will not serve before officials or low ranks.” Whatever you do make sure you invest time and effort into becoming a competent leader.
Question: Can you add to the list? What are some other rewards or benefits to being a competent leader?