There’s a trend to only focus on your strengths. While I agree you should capitalize on you’re strengths, Leaders are doing everyone a disservice (including themselves) if they don’t work to improve in areas they are weakest.
If you’re only focusing on your strengths, that means you’re ignoring the other areas required to be an effective leader. Think...
Quite often we are worried about ourselves. What will we do? How does this impact me? How is this conversation going to get them to like/respect/follow me? All the while, we’re not thinking about the true meaning of leadership: to inspire, empower and serve in order to elevate others over an extended period of time.
We are all guilty. But there’s a method you can put into...
In order to have a successful organization today, a different model is required. One that has leaders at all levels of the organizations empowered to make decisions and model servant leadership behaviors.
So you’re struggling to lead a team. It’s okay, it happens.
After all, leading others in a professional setting is one of the most difficult skills to master. Instead of focusing on what you were doing to get you in this spot, it’s much more important to focus on what you can do to change the tides.
There are six key words in the definition of leadership but one of the most important ones is the ability to inspire others. When you inspire others, you motivate them to do their best work, they set higher goals for themselves and achieve more. Of course, not all business leaders think it’s their job to inspire others and they couldn’t be more wrong.
There aren’t many managers that say being a leader is simple. It makes a lot of sense because there are so many important things they are responsible for.
It starts with building great relationships, connecting their team to a deep purpose, having a vision, setting clear standards, holding others accountable, and being a strong coach just to name a few.
We’ve learned a tremendous amount about implementing successful leadership development programs through our partnership with organizations of all sizes and industries. Whether you work with us or not, these are the 5 critical elements that need to be a part of your leadership development program.
Whether you are a leader with an extremely busy calendar or one who tends to keep your schedule more free and flexible, here are two ways to improve the quality of your relationships during the time you spend together
Few things are more valuable than a loyal employee. It’s not just because replacing a skilled worker could cost your business double that individual’s annual salary. You lose that person’s knowledge, productivity, and experience with your product or service and even their leadership qualities.
In an effort to help provide you the best pieces of leadership advice I have learned it’s important to keep in mind the things you do, are the things that matter most. The best leadership advice revolves around you and your actions.