WHAT DIFFERENTIATES GREAT LEADERS FROM OTHERS?
"The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves." -- Ray Kroc
We've all experienced that one leader that changes our life. It's that leader that was supportive or genuine or helpful etc. A leader that we will never forget.
So what is it that differentiates them from other?
In this video I'm one element that great leaders do differently than many others, and the advantages of being such a leader.
A GREAT LEADER IS A SERVANT?
If I say that a leaders most important task is to be a servant of your team. What are your thoughts?
When I say servant I don't mean that a leader should be waiting on others or performing others duties.
If you are a leader you need to be a servant because your job is to focus on the needs of your team and that means giving all the necessary information, resources, education they need to complete their work succesfully.
It does not mean doing their job for them on the contrary you should trust them to achieve the tasks at the hand.
To be a leader, remember authority comes from the people you lead, not from yourself.
Focus on benefiting others, supporting others, providing feedback and asking for feedback so you can do better next time.
THE PRICE OF LEADERSHIP
"The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praises than saved by criticisms." - Norman Vincent Peale.
We - as human species - like to be praised and we hate criticism, because we all want to be liked by our families, spouses, colleagues, managers etc.
This is a good thing, because it allows us to grow as societies. But as a leader it's a different story.
If you want to be a leader you will need to make tough decisions once in a while to move yourself and your team towards new goals and adventures.
Those decisions are not always agreed upon by others, but that's the price of being a leader.
How do you handle criticism? Does it help you move forward or does it demotivate you?
BAD BEHAVIOUR -
HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH IT ?
How do you deal with bad behaviour in your team or organization?
The way you deal with bad behavior whether it's good or bad that's what will shape the culture of your team.
Are you aware of your actions and how they might effect your team's performance?
In this video I provide a couple of points on how to avoid bad behaviour and create a high perfoming team.
ARE YOU IMPLEMENTING
A NEW COMPLEX STRATEGY?
You might be moving to a more agile environment? What a great idea, but did you consider all aspects to make it a success?
Research states that more than 70% of new company strategies never get implemented properly, and one of the major reason is - YOUR EMPLOYEES!!!
If you don't get their buy-in, your chances of success are as good as everyone else - 30% or less. How can you increase your chances of success?
In this video I describe an option to consider, if you want a successful implementation.
I have an unmotivated employee. WHAT DO I DO?
This is a question I've received across across different social media groups and platforms.
In this video I give you my take on, how you can start the process of moving your employee from unmotivated to highly motivated.
This is based on own experiences coaching 2000+ different individuals.
Do you want more tools to motivate your employees / teams?
How do I make my employees /
team care more?
This is a question that I have had from several managers spread across industries and departments.
There is a 3 step method to help you achieve that:
✔ Define the behavior you want
✔ See the other perspective
✔ Build the bridge
In this video I describe how you can use these three steps to create a more caring culture in your team.
How do you treat your employees?
Are you doing the same mistake as many leaders and managers do out there?
Do you treat your employees in the same way? If yes, then you might be making a... BIG mistake
In this short video I talk about how you can make sure that your employees continue to be motivated and engaged as part of your team.
TRUST vs RESULTS
What sort of culture are you cultivating in your team?
Is it based on trust or achievement?
What are the risks of focusing on achievements only and what are the advantages of focusing on trust ?
CULTURE vs. STRATEGY
“Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” - Peter Drucker.
Culture and strategy are both crucial to achieving success in today's markets with corona, war in Ukraine, and maybe an upcoming recession.
However with the rigth culture you increase your chance for having a succesfull strategy.
In this video I describe the 5 steps to achieve the culture you would like to have in your company.
And here's the link for the Gallup report: https://www.gallup.com/workplace/354842/organizational-culture-paper.aspx
What constitutues a great team?
Is it great team members or a great manager ?
I've been having several conversations with different managers, and most of them think that great team members constitutes a great team, and I would like to disagree with that to some extend. Obviouosly if you have great employees you'll have a great team, or do you?
The question is not whether you have great employees only, it is also a question about; if you manage to create a team with these employees. If you think that you have a great team, then you should also understand that you must be a great manager to have such a great team. WELL DONE!!!
Share your challenges
Struggling is a part of life, and if you - as a manager/leader - share your struggles you can act as a role model for your team. If you share your problems with others, who might be going through a similar thing, you can exchange ideas regarding how to go through it or handle it the right way.
It's not easy to share your challenges - especially as a manager - but if you manage to summon your courage to share them with your team, you'll start building a close bond with them, and you'll start to create a culture of trust, where each and every team member will have the courage to share his/her struggles and together you'll be able achieve exciting results.
THE GOLDEN RULE!!!
The golden rule states: "Treat Others the Way You Want to Be Treated".
This is a great rule to live by, however in today's globalized world with different cultures, we need to be careful, when we use it, because we all live by different values This applies to the business world as well.
You as a manager must understand, how each and every team member would like to be treated. Even though you share the same visions and goals doesn't necessarily mean that you share the same values. Some are motivated by autonomy, others are motivated by flexibility, some are motivated by money, and others are motivated by empathy.
If you want your employees to be motivated and engaged, you must understand:
👉🏼 the values they live by
👉🏼 how they want to be treated.
I know that you are very busy and I know this is not an easy task, but if you master it and prioritize it, you will get a team that will take 100% responsibility and you can TRUST them to deliver 120% on results.
HOW DO YOU MISS A TARGET?
(how do you hit it (in the video)!
5. If you don't shoot AND miss, you can't perfect your aim.
25000 USD IDEA!!!
In one of Earl Nightingale's article, he talks about the story of the 25000 USD idea.
It's a principle that I've been using for years, and has helped me become very productive and efficient.
The story is included in the details section on the youtube page.
It's not going to happen overnight!
"I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed" - Michael Jordan
We get caught up in the images that make us believe that "overnight success" should be the norm. The reality is that we rarely see the "behind the scene" view of the hard work, dedication and perseverance.
The secret to becoming more productive!
You want to become more productive and efficient everyday?
Time management is a subject that is always high on everyone's agenda. I've talked to so many professionals (i stopped counting long time ago) and it seems that time very often - if not always - is an issue in our day-to-day lives, whether it's our professional and/or private lives; and if you have a family and kids it's even more challenging.
When I have these conversations I'm always interested in hearing more about people's activities to understand what the reasons are for not having enough time. We all have 24 hours but somehow some people achieve much more within the same time frame as many others, and why is that?
Having worked within an international high pressure environment, I've learned what it takes to deliver high quality services with great results, and in today's video, I'm sharing the most important point to achieve productivity and efficiency (and it's exactly what you think 😉)