Business Leaders Benefit From These 3 Top Skills

Business leaders are constantly having to upgrade their skills to stay relevant. Many of those who believe they are suitable to work in a business leader position are unaware of the daily grind it takes to stay on top of the role they now find themselves in. The difference between a great business leader and one that sputters along only satisfactorily filling the competencies of their role is a skillset that is diverse, manageable and the most importantly - always improving. 

In the digital world, this need is only dramatically more emphasized with each passing day. But what skills should you be keeping on top of? What should you be looking to improve in your fundamentally important business analyst training? 

We’d argue the following skills are essential for business success: 

Digital Fluency 

We’ve mentioned that the digital world is accelerating the rate at which people find their competency in need of improvement. This, of course, is most exemplified in the need for digital fluency. No matter how old you are, how able you are to grasp new concepts and the level of integration with modern technology in your daily life, it’s important to have digital fluency in your working life. Most business departments are requiring digital competency now, from instant messaging use for support teams to digital order forms. 

It might be extending your reach into exciting and relatively new marketing opportunities like SEO affiliate marketing only found online. Staying aware of these modern trends allows you to utilize them to the best of your ability, and this is absolutely paramount to staying relevant in your role. If your team has a better understanding of the digital world than you, why call yourself their leader? Read online business blogs such as this one to understand how the tech world is applying itself into our daily business operations, and you’ll stay ahead of the curve. 

Societal Awareness 

You can only operate well, with innovation and foresight, if you are aware of the zeitgeist that surrounds you. This can be more easily said than done. There are so many platforms for online accumulated knowledge, and some methods are better than others. However, if you’re slow on the uptake to adopt these methods, you are missing out on a vital part of consumer feedback testing and understanding of how you could improve. Consider setting up social media business pages, both public and private for public access and private R&D. Make staying ahead of the curve the biggest responsibility for yourself as an innovator and forward thinker. You might understand all of the common trends in your field of discipline if you are to present yourself as relevant online. 

To use an example, you should look at ‘Discord,’ the popular software application for chatrooms. This has taken off in the two years since it was released, and for a good reason. Not only is the application great at understand what people want from a desktop chat application, but it has integrated with it modern trends of humor and has integrated the zeitgeist in its business model, joking about world events in its update logs. It regularly provides Q & A testing through Twitter to get a feel of how these new approaches are being received. 


Despite being millions strong in its user base, it treats each customer like an individual worthy of respect, and as such, has gained a massive following. You can implement this into your business, even if you are selling a basic product. Use your best judgement and remember, people don’t want to see companies as untouchable and faceless entities anymore. Customers want a business that feels responsive, interactive, and can be approached on the same level as a friendly individual. 

Be A Better Business Leader

Keep up with these top useful skills to keep yourself sharp as a business leader, and embed yourself within the expectations of modern times. It's time to level up your business skills now!

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