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Improving your leadership skills

You can improve your leadership skills on your own or by working with others. The following are additional ways you can improve your leadership.


This is a structured form of learning over a set period, where a dedicated coach trains an individual in a set task or skill. It has clear, measurable goals, and is useful for business leadership because it's difficult to improve leadership skills in an isolated one-off training session.


One-to-one relationships where knowledge, skills and perspectives are shared within a business provide an efficient and cost-effective training method. It can often help to motivate and improve the skills of both the mentee and the mentor. Unlike coaching, it is an ongoing process of development.

Learn more about developing staff through mentoring and mentoring women in business.

Workshops and training

Group training sessions and workshops can be a useful and cost-effective way to train a number of your staff in leadership skills.

You can also search for courses at TAFE Queensland, or university business certificates or online courses.

Learn more about training your staff.


Observe and speak with other influential leaders to find out how they developed their leadership skills. You can also try to emulate their leadership style.

Learn more about networking in business.

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