A sure way to spot the *Leader* is when she or he speaks, everybody listens respectfully. Let that one lead and follow their lead.
To refuse to acknowledge a problem exists is to enlarge the problem. Problems don’t like to be ignored. Acknowledge it. Solve it.
Most Valuable Player on a Workplace Team? The one who can organize, keep agendas moving forward, and get things done. Reward them.
The behavior you recognize is the one that gets repeated. Look for the good and acknowledge it before it gets deleted.
Bad Point: pointing the finger of blame at others. Good Point: pointing to everyone and inviting them to be part of the solution.
If you walk away from battles that don’t matter, you increase your chances of winning the ones that do. Hint: Most don’t matter.
Old NFL saying, ‘If you want to fix losing, fix the locker room.’ This means some may need to be locked out of YOUR locker room.
The proper tone at the Top? Tooting the horn of recognition of all contributors from the bottom up. Sounds great. Motivates great.
When you can’t control what’s happening, you CAN control how you respond. That’s where your Power is and what they’ll remember.
The Best Leader? The one who listens so others will talk. Talks so others will listen. Problem-solves so both sides win. Be one.
People will support what they help create. So, if you value support, invite the input of your team. Hello, FUN and Productivity.
Great leaders lead by inspiring followers to manage themselves. Poor leaders push and fire managers instead of themselves.