People respond to good leadership! Period! It is in all aspects of our lives, not just business. A mother is a leader in her home; a son may be leader of a team sport or a daughter the leader of the debate team. A group relies on the person in charge to actually lead them to success. A true leader is highly ethical, honest, trustworthy and respected.
In our society we have leaders and followers. Are we born to one or the other? No! Can you hone your leadership skills? Absolutely! Can you learn to be an excellent follower? Absolutely!
The leaders that I admire seem to have all of these in place:
a) They think BIG! They don’t put a ceiling in place. Instead, no limit is set as to how big or how much better something can be. Very little is gained from thinking small!
b) The goals are firmly set in place and the eye does not come off of it. They also hold to their values and mission in the process of meeting those goals.
c) They make known to all involved the final product that they are all going for, example, if you sell widgets, it takes x number of widgets to be affluent, or you want to win that football game and ultimately the title. Know what you’re going for. They have a Vision!
d) They can get participation and agreement on path and function.
e) When goals are met they set new goals or raise the bar. They also celebrate the wins and learn from the failures.
People will follow your lead willingly if you are honest, ethical, if you are consistent and treat them with respect. Rewarding someone when a job is well done is always appreciated. A good leader will also off load someone who consistently hinders the group who is just not a team player.
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