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6 Leadership Ingredients for a Winning Recipe of Success in a Competitive World

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To successfully lead yourself and others, there are some key foundational ingredients that comprise true long-term success and momentum.

Recently, author, keynote speaker, and leadership consultant, Lee Ellis, enjoyed a corporate dinner event with the client and heard some great words of wisdom from the CEO.

Earlier in the day, he had observed that the morale and energy of the group to be unusually high—even after a long day of training classes at a conference. Hearing the executive’s perspectives and observing his attitude and relationship confirmed that he was a leader who really understands how good relationships get better results.

This brief slide presentation summarizes the six leadership ingredients that comprise his recipe of success.

These principles also the basis for leadership lessons provided in 'Leading with Honor: Leadership Lessons from the Hanoi Hilton', where Lee, a former Vietnam POW, highlights 14 key areas where leaders can grow in #leadershipdevelopment or #humanperformance development. Lee's insights from the time-tested principles that he learned for over five years as a Vietnam POW. Now, he uses his wisdom and insight help leaders from entrepreneurs to Fortune 500 CEOs learn how to lead their unique culture with character, courage, and competency.

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6 Leadership Ingredients for a Winning Recipe of Success in a Competitive World

  1. 1. “6 Ingredients for a Winning Recipe of Success in a Competitive World”
  2. 2. Great organizations love to win and be the best in their industry, and any competitive edge makes that success more likely. The vision of smooth-running, efficient, innovative, profitable, adept organization captivates most leaders’ aspirations, and it’s natural to have those goals. Leading with Honor
  3. 3. Not long ago after a speaking engagement, I enjoyed a corporate dinner event with the client and heard some great words of wisdom from the CEO. Earlier in the day, I had observed that the morale and energy of the group to be unusually high—even after a long day of training classes at a conference. Hearing the executive’s perspectives and observing his attitude and relationship confirmed that he was a leader who really understands how good relationships get better results. Here are the ingredients for his recipe of success – Leading with Honor
  4. 4. (1) Get the right people. We need good people on our team. This is the starting place for success. Leading with Honor
  5. 5. (2) Get the right people in the right roles/jobs. When a person’s talents, interests, and passions are matched to their work, they are less stressed, more energized, and more likely to add value to our mission. Leading with Honor
  6. 6. (3) Communicate and clarify. Good communication is fundamental to cohesive teamwork. We must make sure that we are aligned in purpose and goals. Leading with Honor
  7. 7. (4) Collaborate. This is where teamwork really comes through with people sharing ideas and supporting each other. When we have trust and work together, we have the synergy that can make 1 + 1 equal 3 (the concept that positive synergies can produce better results). Leading with Honor
  8. 8. (5) Innovate. With talented, energetic people collaborating, we get the new ideas and improvements that make us more competitive, allowing 1 + 1 to equal even more than 3. This is how we compete successfully against all other organizations that have good people and the same resources. Leading with Honor
  9. 9. (6) Grow competent healthy leaders. To do everything, we must have leadership that gets it. We need supervisors and managers who create an environment that facilitates the steps above. Leading with Honor
  10. 10. In observing this leader and the group, the thing that impressed me most was a healthy balance of confidence and humility. There was a freedom and authenticity that was engaging and energizing. I can see how this company is a leader in their industry—especially when it comes to profitability. Leading with Honor
  11. 11. Ultimately, you depend on people for your profits. Do you have a winning recipe for releasing the power of people? If not, take a look and identify steps you could take to take your team to a higher ROI. Leading with Honor
  12. 12. Lead and Connect: LeonLeeEllis @LeonLeeEllis Lee Ellis Lee Ellis is founder and president of Leadership Freedom® LLC, a leadership and team development consulting company. He consults with Fortune 500 senior executives in the areas of hiring, teambuilding, leadership and human performance development, and succession planning. He is also a speaker and the author of the award-winning book, Leading With Honor: Leadership Lessons from the Hanoi Hilton, in which he shares his experiences as a Vietnam POW and highlights leadership lessons learned in the camps. For more information, please visit www.leadingwithhonor.com.
  13. 13. Join at LeadingWithHonor.com » Join others who are choosing to lead with courage. » Learn how to effectively engage as a leader. » Read and Watch more messages on courageous leadership.

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