Owning a small business can not only be a challenge in itself by means of running it, but also the challenge lies in motivating your team of employees and getting them to represent your business as best as they can.

So here are the 3 most important skills needed by every small business leader;

1. Strong Communication Skills

Whether it be speaking to your team or being able to write effectively to them. Communication is extremely important and how you communicate is even more so. Those who can motivate, influence, apply directness, and compassion are demonstrating a critical ability to raise their businesses game.

2. Ability To Influence

This is your ability to show that your way of thinking is correct (without being cocky though). How your ideas will make the business succeed, and allow others to offer their opinion. Being naturally interesting to listen to as well so you can always gain the attention of your workforce.

3. Ability to ignore ones pride

Leaving your ego at home and allowing others to offer opinions and lead with you is very important and will gan you a lot of respect. This quality is what allows your organisation to grow and leads to happier employees.

These are the 3 most important softer side of leading which is needed in the work place.