Top 5 Leadership Skills That Are Required To Succeed In Qatar

Wissam Al Mana

An Oxford study shows that leadership training for Qatar locals have been one of the focuses of the Qatarisation policy to groom local workforce to develop excellent leadership skills and take executive positions. However leadership skills should be a goal of any professional in Qatar who aims to succeed in their career paths.

Whether you are new or experienced in this country, local resident or expatriate, here are the Top 5 Leadership Skills that will help you succeed in your career in Qatar:

Multicultural Awareness

With Qatar business establishments becoming more global, multicultural awareness is now an important leadership skill too. Your ability to understand and manage other cultures and ethnicities with fairness and equality can definitely be one of your strengths in managing and maintaining a healthy workplace.

Communication Skills

One of the most important skills of a leader is the ability to communicate effectively, especially in a country with a diverse community like Qatar. While organization and planning skills are vital, without being able to communicate well with the team to carry it out, great ideas will be frustratingly left out and results as a whole will be affected.

Interpersonal Skills

Leadership skills are very contagious. An effective leader is someone who influences and multiplies creates other leaders too. But this can only be achieved if you are able to relate well to your boss, co-workers, and other stake holders. The portrayal of being a good team player, cooperative, helpful and flexible will help you unify the members of your team in achieving your business goals. This is more relevant and vital in a country with a workforce of difference nationalities like Qatar.

Honesty and Integrity

In Qatar, respect and trust is key towards building good relationships. That is why honesty and integrity should never be taken for granted as part of the leadership skills that leaders should possess. Achieving results are definitely important, but the methods are just as important for the sustainable success of an organization. As a leader, it is your responsibility to keep and ensure that these will not be compromised.

Willingness to Learn

Willingness to learn is a major trait that Qatar employers are looking for.

By acknowledging your strengths, you become more effective. But by acknowledging your weaknesses and working on it to be improved and developed, you are becoming more valuable. When you learn to listen, to take initiative, to understand when your instincts should be trusted and to discipline yourself, you stand to improve your role as a leader.

You may or may not possess all the leadership skills at this stage, but leadership skills can be nurtured and developed.  If you understand the benefits of practical leadership training, then you are allowing yourself to be cast in a leadership role to excel in your current position.

 When Ken Macleod of CAN-Q discussed the future demand for leadership education and training. He highlighted that is truly important to have leadership training become not just a need, but a desire by the entire working population in Qatar. This is more true to those who are aiming to be or who are currently positioned in top management posts. However leadership is a skill for everyone and not just for those with fancy titles. These leadership training will help them to continually adapt to the changing needs of the business community.

The Level 7 Strategic Management and Leadership program of Qatar Skills Academy is one of the best-fit leadership training directed to the attainment of management excellence. This program is facilitated by QSA’s partners, Cambridge Professional Academy and the Chartered Management Institute. (UK’s leading organization for professional managers with the vision for the first class management and leadership to drive up personal and corporate performance, national productivity and social well-being)

This leadership training programme aims to improve the manager’s focus on the implementation of their organizational strategy. It is highly recommended to be taken by directors and senior managers of all kinds of private and government organizations, QSA offers this training all year round.

If you want to learn more, you may visit their website HERE for the schedule of classes, rates, and registration process.

Make it a habit to aim for excellence and you will always love to learn and improve more.

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