"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 part 2 that you must know :
Tip # 1 : Talk about solutions- not just the problems Most of the people spend lot of time identifying only problems. That's something any one can do. But the solutions to the problems are the challenge that will earn respect and admiration from team members and leaders. Winners see possibilities; Losers see problems.
“The important thing about a problem is not its solution, but the strength we gain in finding the solution.” Anonymous
Tip # 2 : Handle The Difficult People With Care Some jobs require better social skills than others. From those who must constantly interact with others, there's a good chance we'll encounter difficult people. Sometimes people say unkind or thoughtless things, and when they do, it is best to be a little hard of hearing - to tune out and not snap back in anger or impatience.
“If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.” - Chinese Proverb
Tip # 3 : Keep Up Our Words In every organization, the jobs are interlinked. When we fail to meet deadlines or commitments given, we affect the work of other team members. It’s important to keep up our words, and if we can't, make sure all affected team members know what happened. Give a new due date and make every possible effort to honor the new deadline.
“Goals are dreams with deadline.” Diana Scharf Hunt
Tip # 4 : Give Our Ears Listen to others. Listening is a key communication tool. Showing others that we are interested in what they have to stay will help gain their respect. If they don't respect us, they won't want to follow our lead.
“The top priority is to listen and to work with others to get working on this huge deficit. We gotta try to solve it.” - Richard Vernon
Tip # 5 : Be A Team Player Stand behind our team. If a team member makes a mistake, take the blame for the mistake. Don't point fingers. Figure out why the mistake was made and how it could be prevented in the future.
“Losses are losses. In the playoffs, it doesn’t matter whether it’s 6-0 or 5-4 in overtime. It’s still tough to swallow. We thought we had finally figured out what we had to do.” - Mike Modano
Tip # 6 : Be Positive The power of remaining positive, whatever the situation, can never be underestimated. We are all here for a limited period of time, is it worth to spend any of that time in a dismal mood? Being negative? Be consistent and do so with a positive attitude. Being fair with everyone and if someone needs to be corrected for something then do so in private.
“I think the positive is that everything is in our hands.” - SakuKoivu
Tip # 7 : Be A Role Model We have to speak the part, dress the part, act the part, smile, be appropriate and do not complain. Sounds difficult, but we have to build up our reputation as a strong and well balanced leader that others will want to emulate.
“Role models set goals for you and try to make you as good as they are. Role models are important.” Kasey Zacharias
Tip # 8 : Stand Firm On Our Decision The ability to commit becomes one of the most critical behaviors of a team. If we aren't committed to our decisions, we can't expect others to be committed to theirs.
“Stay committed to your decisions, But stay flexible in your approach.” Tom Robbins
Tip # 9 : Allow Mistakes Allow them to experiment and take risk. In case of failure, encourage him / her to introspect and do it next time with more vigor and better planning. To understand their feeling, after they made mistakes. If we have as much sense as geese we will stand by each other in difficult times, as well as when we are strong.
“Risk comes from not knowing what you're doing.” - Warren Buffett
Tip # 10 : Don’t Care Who Gets The Credit I mean you identify the person who could make this happen and you bring them to the point where they come up with the idea. To a point where the idea becomes theirs – lock, stock and barrel. You take no credit for it. If you want to get things done, and you’re willing to give up credit, then you can “achieve” the very best of everyone around us.
There is no end to what you can accomplish if (or when) you don't care who gets the credit. - Florence Luscomb
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”
The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men, the conviction and the will to carry on.- Walter Lippman Thank You Very Much Sompong Yusoontorn