In this article, I hope to make plain why the best leaders are the best leaders. In a nutshell, remarkable leaders give their best to their people, and get the best from their people.
Like a good doctor, managers must diagnose the situation before deciding what management style to use. Using the appropriate management style provides employees with the direction, involvement, support or freedom they need to be successful.
Are you being fair with your managers? Are you sharing critical information with them in a timely manner? Are you developing performance standards for them and the company and then not sharing those standards with them?
The more self-actualized people become, the more we’ll need self-realized leaders who demonstrate mastery at serving some higher purpose and choosing right action. The leaders we need now will attract, not push.
Fortune magazine once published an article entitled “The Best Advice I Ever Got.” It was a great article that offered wit and wisdom about achieving business success. I liked it so much, that it motivated me to produce my newest book, Leadership—Best Advice I Ever Got
One of our obligations as a leader is to develop people. In fact, it to be one of the cornerstones of excellent leadership. Effectively developing people accomplishes several important things for us and our organization.
With the pending severe worker drain prompted by boomers in full or partial retirement, keeping good employees has never been more critical. The most significant word in retention, however, is “engagement”.
This article focuses on the “best advice” people have received in helping them become effective and successful entrepreneurs.
Great advice comes from many sources – parents, other relatives, consultants, bosses, co-workers, mentors, teachers, coaches, and friends. The important point to remember is to stay open, listen to everyone, but develop your own leadership style.
To strive for perfection can have crippling effects, since that hope-for level of perfection rarely, if ever, arrives. The healthier and more productive mindset is that of excellence, meeting the highest standards set and agreed upon for oneself or by the group.