EMyth Weekly Blog Article: Are You A Good Leader, Or Just A Busy One?
Making room for real leadership work isn’t easy. It’s much more comfortable to check your email again, or elbow-in on a customer service issue where you know you can add a little value. But your job isn’t to add a little value here and there, it’s to add a lot – to inspire, to have vision and to be a sounding board for other people’s ideas. #leadershipdevelopment #leadershiptips
The 4 Traits You Need to Be a Great Leader
If you want to become a great leader, it’s imperative to gauge how others view you. This is not a popularity contest, but rather a litmus test to see if you are being true to the words you’ve chosen for yourself. What do others say when describing you as a leader? Do their words match your cornerstone words? What about your foundation words?
Ask your family, friends, colleagues and employees to select three to four words to describe you: a) as a person, and b) as a leader. Which were the most common words used to describe you? Were there any surprises? Are the differences big enough to make you change how you live and lead?
10 Things Smart Entrepreneurs Never Leave Home Without – Healthy reminders of the on-hand things every entrepreneur needs on a daily basis are always welcome. Mashable got ten suggestions from accomplished business owners; what would you add?
Creating the Best Workplace on Earth – Harvard Business Review
Suppose you want to design the best company on earth to work for. What would it be like? For three years we’ve been investigating this question by asking hundreds of executives in surveys and in seminars all over the world to describe their ideal organization. This mission arose from our research into the relationship between authenticity and effective leadership. Simply put, people will not follow a leader they feel is inauthentic. But the executives we questioned made it clear that to be authentic, they needed to work for an authentic organization.