10 Leadership Nuggets For Managers, Executives and Team Leaders
As leaders, there comes a time when our job descriptions, functional or technical abilities, or title won't cut it anymore as we lead a team, strive to achieve our goals, or run an organization. Leadership is usually the missing piece that leads to effectiveness and lasting success, no matter what role we play. Even as a mom, I'm beginning to find out that not applying certain leadership skills are affecting the results I'm getting at home. Today, I have for you ten quick leadership nuggets to help you continue to work well with others, motivate and inspire your team and make a greater impact. 1. If It’s Lonely at the Top, You’re Not Doing Something Right — Loneliness isn’t a requirement of leadership; it’s a consequence of selfishness. Build relationships with your team members. 2. The Toughest Person to Lead is Always Yourself — To be successful in any endeavor, we need to learn how to get out of our own way. 3. Defining Moments Define Your Leadership — The choices we make in critical moments form us and inform others about our true nature. Our true character surfaces in times of hardships. Decide ahead of time who you really are. What are your core values? What are your guiding principles? Knowing these will help you when you eventually face a crisis. 4. Never Work a Day in Your Life — Passion keeps leaders going when others quit. Are you passionate about your role? Are you passionate about your team? If you are not, then you might not be able to do your best as a leader. 5. The Best Leaders Are Listeners — Leaders dignify their followers by paying attention to their input and concerns. When you listen to others, they listen to you. When you stop listening your followers will stop talking to you and that's not good for a leader. What have you done with the complaints, feedback and company survey results? 6. Get in the Zone and Stay There — Success begins by knowing your purpose in life and growing to your maximum potential in your strength zone. You don't have to do it all. Do what you are good at and empower others to do the rest. 7. A Leader’s First Responsibility is to Define Reality — Good leaders balance their dreams with a steady dose of realism. 8. To Evaluate How You are Doing, Look at your People — If you want to know whether a leader is successful and effective, don’t look exclusively at the leader; look to the health of the people they lead. 9. Don’t Send Your Ducks to Eagle School — Recognize that people differ in the level of their natural abilities, so treat everyone accordingly. Offer opportunities to match the strengths of your team members. 10. Keep Your Mind on the Main Thing — You will wear yourself out trying to be an expert at everything. For leaders, it is better to know the most important things than to know everything. These are excerpts from our Leadership Gold Program, offered in partnership with the John Maxwell team, for executives and managers. If you would like to get better results as a leader, this program is for you. We simplify leadership so that you can maximize your results and profits!
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