Model. Connect. Involve. Model the behavior you want to see. Connect with the people you lead. Involve them as much as possible.
That's your framework for leadership – your simple, day-to-day, in-the-trenches formula for creating that special team of people that does important and meaningful work ... that cares to make things better ... continually ... every day.
Today's leader needs to develop skills that motivate teams to excel - and key among these skills is coaching.
It is clear that the ability to lead effectively relies on a number of key skills, but also that different leaders have very different characteristics and styles.
There is, in fact, no one right way to lead in all circumstances, and one of the main characteristics of good leaders is their flexibility and ability to adapt to changing circumstances.
Ideally, leaders become leaders because they have credibility, and because people want to follow them. Using this definition, it becomes clear that leadership skills can be applied to any situation where you are required to take the lead, professionally, socially, and at home in family settings.
Great Leaders are Trustworthy
Make Change Look Easy
Take A Vacation
Be A Great Teacher
Challenge Dysfunctional Habits
Actions for Smoothing Rough Edges:
- Use power to serve others
- Align vision with followers’ needs and aspirations
- Encourage, consider, and learn from criticism
- Stimulate followers to think
- Communicate honestly and directly in a professional manner
- Commit to doing whatever must be done to achieve the best results, no matter how difficult
- Coach, develop, and support team members
- Rely on internal, moral standards and convictions
- Look in the mirror and accept responsibility