Good leaders are trailblazers, making a path for others to follow. Great leaders, however, inspire their people to reach higher, dream bigger, and achieve greater. Perhaps the most important leadership skill you can develop is the ability to provide inspiration to your team. If you inspire them to reach for the stars, they just might bring you back the moon.
Don’t equate activity with efficiency. You are paying your key people to see the big picture. Don’t let them get bogged down in a lot of meaningless meetings and paper shuffling. Announce a Friday afternoon off once in a while. Cancel a Monday morning meeting or two. Tell the cast of characters you’d like them to spend the amount of time normally spent preparing for attending the meeting at their desks.
Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things. A leader isn’t someone who forces others to make him stronger; a leader is someone willing to give his strength to others so that they may have the strength to stand on their own.
Smart leaders know what they don’t know. Learning is a constant process throughout your professional life, and it doesn’t stop when you’ve become a team leader. Make sure to never stop looking for opportunities for professional development, and pass on the wisdom you’ve learned to your people.
Focus on a few key objectives … I only have three things to do. I have to choose the right people, allocate the right number of dollars, and transmit ideas from one division to another with the speed of light. So I’m really in the business of being the gatekeeper and the transmitter of ideas.
The conventional definition of management is getting work done through people, but real management is developing people through work. Management is, above all, a practice where art, science, and craft meet.
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Leadership & Management Global Organization.
The Leadership and Management Global Organization (LMGO ®) is a global provider of leadership development and management research. Ranked among the world’s top providers of executive accreditation and standardization, LMGO helps clients leverage leadership and management to drive results that matter.
LMGO allow organizations to develop the leadership competencies and culture needed to meet specific challenges and business realities. For each client, our approach is consistent but the outcome is one of a kind. Whether developing talent, culture or the leadership strategy that delivers on your business strategy, LMGO can meet you where you are and help take you where you want to go.
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