The best leaders I know are ferociously disciplined about seeking them out and incredibly committed to stewarding them well. Hold strategy meetings where everyone brings idea's on how to increase sales or improve R&D or generate a greater market buzz. Once a really good idea surfaces, you have to be a fanatic about stewarding it well.
If you could get all the people in the organization rowing in the same direction, you could dominate any industry, in any market, against any competition, at any time.
When employees feel connected to the purpose and vision of an organization, they have a clear connection between what they do and the success of their organization in fulfilling its purpose.
Lack of employee engagement is like a cancer, eating away at your organizations vital organs. It saps your organization's strength, directly affecting your organization's ability to achieve the levels of customer satisfaction, productivity and profitability you know you could achieve.
A key principle about human behavior is that one individual cannot motivate another, suggesting that leaders cannot actually motivate their people. Leaders are however responsible for creating an environment that will bring out the best in their people.
How they do this is to build relationships with their team that are based on trust. This enables them to discover the needs that each individual wants satisfied. The leader can then take steps to ensure that, wherever possible, these needs are met.
Jack Welch, former chairman and CEO of General Electric Co., said, "Good business leaders create a vision, articulate the vision, passionately own the vision and relentlessly drive it to completion."
Clear and constructive feedback is critical for improving performance, bolstering morale and ensuring staff retention.
Never make the mistake of thinking you won't make a mistake.
You can't improve if your to busy pretending your perfect.
View your mistakes as a healthy inevitable part of the process in getting better.
Learn from your mistakes, move on and do better next time.
1. They are a good driver.
2. They have a good sense of humor.
3. They are a good listener.
Many people are terrible at hearing what is actually said. They think talking is more important that listening. Learn to listen first and talk later.
Let others tell you what you need to hear and not what you want to hear.
A deaf ear is the first symptom to a closed mind.