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If you’re a leader or if you want to be a leader, these leadership insights will help you.
Leadership is best explained by some of history’s greatest leaders. Alexander the Great had this to say about strong leadership:
I am not afraid of an army of lions led by a sheep; I am afraid of an army of sheep led by a lion.
And this from Theodore Roosevelt:
People ask the difference between a leader and a boss. The leader leads, and the boss drives.
So be a lion but don’t be a boss.
It’s good advice from two great leaders, but there’s more to leadership. To help you become a successful leader, here are 8 leadership insights.
“Patience is a virtue”, it’s a line that we all have probably heard at some point in our lives. While it may get old, it still holds a lot of truth and is a key trait that leaders should hone.
Appreciation for your workforce can go a long way. As you already know, engagement not only increases the productivity of employees and leaders within the workplace, and employees are easily motivated by praise from a manager and attention.
What makes a good leader? There are plenty of things that go into that, but there are some trends that can help answer that. Here are 7 changes you can make to be a better leader.
Traditionally, the sole purpose of a business was to make money and its financial executives were little more than “bean counters”. Today, the value of a company is measured not just in terms of immediate profits but also sustainability.
Leading change is one of the most critical skills a leader can master. Why? Because we live in times where change is constant (intentional oxymoron!). Also, successfully leading change can yield tremendous dividends, while failed change efforts can wreak devastation in the workplace.
Everyone occasionally makes a poor decision. Most of the time these are small, meaningless decisions with minimal impact. Then there are other times when they are significant decisions with titanic impact.
The Shelton Leadership Center advocates the importance of “values-based leadership development for corporations, educational institutions, community agencies and public officials.”
As kids we let our imaginations run wild. Remember when you dreamt of being a police officer or firefighter, or maybe even being the next Superman or Wonder Woman? One profession we have pondered at some point of our lives is being the President of the United States.