" Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. What are we waiting for, " – Henry Ford Let's come together, keep together and work together to be successful in personal and professional life.
Leadership is an art because it continually evolves, changes form, and requires creativity. It is a science because there are certain essential principles and techniques required. A good leader knows when it is time to change shape because they are highly attentive to those around them. What do you think makes a great leader? Here are 10 leadership tips of great leaders that you must know :
Tip # 1 : Have Mentor Mentors can act as an impartial sounding board. They create valuable space and time for you to ‘stand back’ and review where you are now, where you want to get to, and how best to get there. Contribute viewpoints, advice, and information from their own knowledge, experience and expertise. Assist you to achieve changes and goals to enhance your professional and personal life.
“ A good teacher is like a candle – It consumes itself to light the way for others.” ~Anonymous
Tip # 2 : Have Network Excellent leaders are master networkers. Excellent leaders know that being a part of one or more professional associations is important. More importantly they get involved and volunteer their expertise.
“ At this point, I can't say what network would be picking it up, but I know that it would be a success.” - Christy Romano
Tip # 3 : Strong Believe In Team Above all believe in every member in the team. No matter how independent we are as individuals, we depend on others to define ourselves and create purpose in our lives.
“If you wish others to believe in you, you must first convince them that you believe in them.” - Harvey MacKay
Tip # 4 : Be Goal - Oriented Great leaders set goals in some way or another. When we have a sense of community and focus, we create trust and can help each other to achieve our goals. Managing people doesn't just mean acting as a watch dog but it to see that they get their work done satisfactorily. It also means involving people throughout in a creative role, to ensure that together we are all able to succeed.
“A goal properly set is halfway reached.” - ZigZiglar
Tip # 5 : Ask For Help We would stay in formation with those headed where we want to go. We are willing to accept their help and give our help to others. Don't be afraid to ask for help; our success might depend on it. When we ask someone for help, we are implicitly asking him to place a bet on us. The more people we get to bet on us, the larger our network of investors and the shorter the odds.
Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm. . . As you grow older you will discover that you have two hands. One for helping yourself, the other for helping others. - Audrey Hepburn
Tip # 7 : Encouragement In groups where there is encouragement, production is much greater. Let's not underestimate our people and always remember, their views can enhance everything: methods, standards, processes and overall effectiveness. The managers are paid to make sure that there are enough ideas to make things work and go on working. Let's use our people and make it clear to them that we want and value their contributions.
“Teamwork is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.”
Tip # 6 : Our Communication Matters If we talk down to another team member, use sarcasm, or sound nasty, others hear us. Once a senior manager of an organization told me, "I know I shouldn’t scream at my team member. But, sometimes, they make me so mad. Tell me when is it appropriate for me to scream at the team members?" My answer is simple- Never! Giving respect for our people is a hallmark of our organization.
“Communication is the real work of leadership.”
Tip # 8 : Get The Hand Dirty I love when I watch a leader jump in and get dirty. True leaders are able to put aside their role and do whatever needs to be done - even if it's not glamorous. We should be a performer and we should demonstrate the same to our team. Performance is itself the most effective communication down the line.
“Talkers are no good doers.” - William Shakespeare
Tip # 9 : Act Humbly Leader has to be humble in way to consider part and parcel of the team and not above the team. Excellent leaders do not flaunt their status or power. They are humble and have a commitment to serve others.
“If we remain humble and hungry, we can win.” - Dave Allison
Tip # 10 : Develop Others To Find Their Potentials Excellent leaders make developing and challenging others a priority. Every team members in our organization has talents, skills, and experience. If we can help them to harness their best abilities, the entire organization will grow. Let’s compliment, recognize, praise, and value contributions. By doing this, team members do find and contribute their best.
“All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual.” Albert Einstein
As a leader we all have the ability to be excellent. Take time today to look at this list and if it makes sense, decide which one you could implement on your quest for developing Leadership skills and you will become the next “Aspiring Leader”
“Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes. ” - Peter Drucker Thank You Very Much Sompong Yusoontorn