The Five Star 5 – A Collaborative Leadership List
There is an incredible amount of content available on leadership, and I made sure to research none of it for this post!
I wanted to share five key points of what leadership means to me, but I also wanted your comments to compile a longer list. Don’t research, just share what you feel! I will post the full list on my blog next week.
- Motivate, inspire and most importantly have fun
- Give an enthusiastic thank you when things go well, and a supportive ear when things go wrong
- Be a positive example with your work ethic, and have a desire to succeed that others are proud to follow
- Understand that all your employees are unique people and need to be managed accordingly
- As often as possible smile, laugh and have a bounce in your step!
Posted on June 21, 2012, in Leadership, Management, Sales, Success and tagged Business, Inspiration, Lead By Example, Leaders, Motivation, Sales Management. Bookmark the permalink. 15 Comments.
Absolutely! I would only add: Beat employees regularly with a big stick! 😉
Ha ha Stuart! I think we have all been in the position that we wanted to do that once or twice 🙂
Be authentic and transparent. Say what you’re going to do and do it. Transparency requires humanity. Show your team you’re vulerable. Not only will they be more forgiving, they’ll be more supportive.
Just great comments Chad! Thanks for sharing. I love this perspective..
My best leaders have been able to see (and bring out) more greatness in me than I could see in myself.
My dad has long contended that the best leaders philosophically approach their leadership with the idea that they need their people more than their people need them.
Hi Broc.. Great comments. Love your thoughts and your dad’s too…
Step in and help out when it is least expected just to lighten another’s load…..they really apprecite it and most of the time deserve it.
Hi Tina that is a great comment! So often people will not do that, but it is certainly a nice surprise when they do…
As a manager we should try to do this as often as we can, I have found that my co-workers really appreciate that I care enough and in return they come to my office to see what they can help me with. It is a win-win for all.
I make an effort to catch my people doing something RIGHT, then I praise them for it. Too easy to catch them doing something wrong.
When something goes bad I make sure I am “firm on the issue, not the person”.
Just a great strategy! I love it. Thanks for taking the time to respond…..
few points to add.. on your second point.. great leaders not only be a supportive ear but also takes the responsibility when things go wrong. we have seen this great example through Howard Schultz of Starbucks. On your 4th point, i totally agree with you.. this happens in my organization where the leaders often see their followers as a collective unit as opposed to recognize their own unique personality..
anyway.. great post.. simple and yet intellectual.. keep it up..
Hey Chen!You are very correct in saying that leaders need to take responsibility when things go wrong too. With respect to point #4 – indeed leaders need to recognize employees as unique individuals and not manage them the same way! Thanks again for your insightful comments…
Great list! We often “Celebrate” as well. Ups, Downs, challenges and all the other nitty gritty goodies that come in sales. Having spirits high and loyalties in check = imperative 🙂
Just great comments Cara! High spirits and loyalties is certainly a winning combination! Thanks again for stopping by…