Have and Share a Vision

Vision is the ability to imagine the organization’s future and inspire others to work toward achieving that future.

Pursue Excellence

  • Do it right the first time
  • Look for opportunities for improvement, however small
  • Seek new ways of doing things
  • Be open to other suggestions
  • Be willing to take risks
  • Solicit feedback from employees, peers, customers/clients

Communicate Effectively – Ingredients to effective leadership communication:

  • Show passion
  • Voice ideas and opinions in a clear, logical, convincing manner
  • Use plain language
  • Make it memorable by sharing a story, personal anecdote or analogy

Be Trustworthy –

How to Build Trust

  • Keep your promises
  • Communicate directly and openly
  • Be honest about problems
  • Don’t circulate rumors
  • Praise more than you criticize (at least 3 times more)

How to Trash Trust

  • Blame Others
  • Shoot the messenger
  • Equate mistakes with failure
  • Overextend yourself and your followers so you can’t meet commitments

Build Confidence in Your Employees

  • Pay attention
  • Build on success
  • Celebrate victories, no matter how small
  • Make it safe to fail
  • Don’t compare employees

Be Enthusiastic

  • Others naturally follow
  • People deliver more
  • You create energy, both physical and emotional
  • You become “Contagious”
  • You build a reputation
  • You achieve personal success
  • Serve Others

Listen: We all know how, but how often do we really listen?

  • Respond: That’s how people know they have been heard
  • Ask: Find out what people are thinking and feeling
  • Engage: Take initiative to develop relationships with people
  • Care: When we care about those we lead, we are serving them

Make every day count!  Go out and make it your best yet!!

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