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Gain leadership skills with your bachelor degree in Business Administration

Written by Allison Brenner on Thursday, 23 January 2014. Posted in Career

Gain Leadership Skills With Your Bachelor Degree in Business Administration

The business world isn’t just about spreadsheets and crunching numbers in cubicles. In fact, it’s a broad field that encompasses a wide range of integral tasks necessary to making a company run smoothly. Not only that, but the skills taught in business administration courses be used in a plethora of career opportunities. For example, in your Bachelor Degree in Business Administration you learn business basics such as tactical approaches to success and accounting practices, along with life skills such as public speaking, business ethics and principles of marketing.

These are valuable skills that are needed in in just about any career that interests you. In particular, the lessons on leadership you study while enrolled in the Business Administration degree program at Ashworth College can impact your day-to-day work life in many positive ways. Becoming a better, more self-assured leader is a valuable trait that is respected and revered no matter where you are.

These newfound leadership skills can be demonstrated in a variety of ways. For example:

  • Get everyone on the same page: In popular movies, there is often a climactic scene where a team of people gather around a charismatic speaker to hear him or her “rally the troops” right before the final challenge. Where would Braveheart be without the battle cries of William Wallace? Would the 1980 U.S. Hockey Team have beaten the Russians without the pre-game speech from Miracle? A leader motivates the team and brings people together for a common purpose. Whether that be completing a project or tackling an obstacle, you can demonstrate your leadership qualities to others by simply motivating those around you.
  • Assist in conflict resolution: Another great way to show off your leadership skills is by stepping up to help others find common ground. In any career field, there are bound to be opposing viewpoints and discrepancies in opinions. With your leadership capabilities, you can help everyone reach a happy medium and continue with the task at hand. This type of conflict resolution is valued by both managers above you and those whom you supervise below you in the company. When everyone can form a cohesive unit, more is accomplished and people are more satisfied with their job.
  • Mentor your fellow workers: Leaders aren’t untouchable figureheads. In many cases, they are eager to share their knowledge with fellow coworkers to foster their personal and professional growth. Having leadership gives you the confidence to help others become leaders as well. If they succeed and become better, then you’ll know you’ve succeeded, too.

Your Bachelor Degree in Business Administration holds more value than helping you reach your career goals. The confidence, communication abilities and, of course, leadership skills you gain while studying for your bachelor’s degree help you to become a more well -rounded person. With this higher level of competency, you’ll be able to become the best version of yourself possible and reach your future goals.

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