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Successful Leaders Need to be Gardeners

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In today's business world, aspiring leaders must focus more on development (gardeners) rather than fixing problems (mechanics). Learn how to lead your team to success with these helpful tips from Jones Loflin, one of our top motivational keynote speakers.

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Successful Leaders Need to be Gardeners

  1. 1. SUCCESSFUL LEADERS Need To Be Gardeners
  2. 2. “We keep bringing in mechanics when what we need are gardeners.” - PETER SENGE -
  3. 3. For awhile, leaders were viewed as people who could simply fix and diagnose problems. If they couldn’t do so, businesses would find new “mechanics” with seemingly better skills.
  4. 4. WITH INFORMATION SO EASILY ACCESSIBLE, THINGS HAVE CHANGED FOR THE BETTER. Leadership has transformed...
  5. 5. “COMMAND AND CONTROL” “ENGAGE AND COLLABORATE” >>>>>
  6. 6. So, what is an aspiring leader to do to succeed in today’s business world?
  7. 7. So how can you give yourself the best chance to lead your team to better results? LEADERSHIP IS MORE ABOUT DEVELOPMENT (GARDENER) THAN FIXING PROBLEMS (MECHANIC)
  8. 8. START WITH GROWING It is important to be aware of your own strengths and weaknesses. Try constructing a record of personal stories that focus on what motivates your best leadership qualities – these stories should inspire others to follow in your direction. YOURSELF
  9. 9. “The challenge is to understand ourselves well enough to discover where we can use our leadership gifts to serve others.” - ANNE FUDGE -
  10. 10. People bring their minds AND hearts to work with them – it’s very important that you show others that you value both. Motivational speakers can encourage input and having conversations about differing opinions so that nobody feels left out. GROW YOUR ENGAGEMENT WITH YOUR TEAM
  11. 11. Consider each and every team member’s unique personality, skills and goals. This is where leadership can be challenging. Learn from one another so that you all can grow together. INTENTIONALLY GROW OTHERS
  12. 12. U.S. businesses spend more than $170 billion on leadership-based curriculum. ASSOCIATION FOR TALENT DEVELOPMENT (ATD)
  13. 13. What type of leaders are you growing in your business?
  14. 14. EAGLES TALENT SPEAKERS BUREAU

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