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The Importance of Leadership in Business

Written by Melissa D. Cope on Wednesday, 30 September 2015. Posted in Business Coaching, Business Leadership, Main Blogroll Page

The importance of leadership in business cannot be disputed. We can all name charismatic business leaders; for example Richard Branson, Oprah Winfrey, and Warren Buffet. Because these people have such star quality, we often associate “Leadership” with magical qualities that we are born with, rather than a set of skills that can be acquired by ANYone.


Truth is, the majority of great leaders are made, not born. Each has worked to hone a set of skills that makes them stand out and be successful. These are the eight primary leadership skills: Emotional Intelligence, High Energy Relationships, Dynamic Communication, Productivity, Problem Solving, Influencing/Inspiring Others, Health/Wellness, and Time Management.

Having well-rounded expertise in these areas is critical if you want to become an acknowledged leader in your field or known outside of it. Leadership is not magic, it is a set of skills acquired through persistence and personal growth.

Why is leadership important in business? Simply put – it is the key to business success.

Rate yourself on a scale of 1-10 (10 equals highly proficient) in the following areas. If you don’t know what a category means (ie. Emotional Intelligence) rate it a 1.

Emotional Intelligence

High Energy Relationships

Dynamic Communication


Problem Solving

Influencing/Inspiring Others


Time Management

What areas need improvement? Ideally you want to rate an 8 or above in every category. Let’s say Productivity is a 6. What would it take to make Productivity an 8? Set S.M.A.R.T. Goals to improve your Leadership Skills in each area that falls below an 8. After that, work on bringing each category below a 10 up to a 10. That last part could take years – keep working at it and you will see all areas of your life and business improve when you grow as a leader.

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About the Author

Melissa D. Cope

Melissa D. Cope

Melissa holds a B.A. in Psychology from Mt. Holyoke College, graduated from the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy, and trained at the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC). She currently lives in Asheville, NC.

Business Coaching is an expression of Melissa's passion to share the pitfalls and strategies she learned while starting up two small businesses. Her ultimate goal is to help you conquer fear, worry and overwhelm so that you can have more clarity, flow and income in your business.

As your Business Coach, Melissa puts to work her extensive training with iPEC - one of the premiere coach training institutions in the U.S. Focused on solopreneurs and small business coaching, she teaches you how to tap into your unique strengths and gifts so that at the end of the day you feel more energized and fulfilled!