As a leader, one of our goals should be to raise up leaders who are just starting out. They are, after all, the next generation of leaders whether we like it or not.
Since these leaders will take over where we left off, it’s our duty to encourage them, guide them, and give them the tools to succeed. Are you ready to do that?
If you are, I’m here to show you why we must be willing to encourage the next generation of leaders.
The most obvious reason to encourage these young leaders?: Young leaders are going to take over your job. Why not set a great example and raise them up in ways you know will work. Encourage them and motivate them to do the same great job you do. Read more...
Have you ever had a sick child or spouse? You wanted to see them made well, to feel better, to be cured.
Now think about a bad leader you’ve been under. Did you want the same for them?
Probably not. I know I haven’t.
Instead of seeing improved leadership, there have been times I’ve wanted bad leaders gone. Out on the streets and out of a leadership position.
Looking back, I’ve come to realize this isn’t the proper attitude to have.
The Right Attitude To Have With Bad Leadership
Let’s be honest. Bad leadership is difficult to deal with. Team members are frustrated. Resources are stretched. You come to a breaking point.
It’s easy to look at the person who’s leading poorly and want them out. Read more...
At one point or another, every leader has been burned by a relationship they’ve been involved it.
The souring of a business relationship, the pain and rejection felt at the ending of a romantic relationship, feelings of betrayal when an employee defects to another business. We’ve all been there and felt the sting.
There are those who will face the slight with an unforgiving heart. Resolving to hold onto the pain and use it against anyone and everyone who may do them harm.
They think this will protect them. Building a wall and barrier between them and the hurt or possibility of hurt.
Instead, they’re creating a heart of bitterness. Pushing people and opportunities away while holding on to past wrongs.
Andy Andrews discusses why we must be willing to greet the new day with a forgiving spirit as the sixth decision for success in The Traveler’s Gift. Read more...
When you’re chosen or choose to be a leader, you’ll encounter certain roadblocks along the leadership road. We all face them, so fear not. You’re not alone.
Since you’re not alone, lets start sharing some of our struggles. I’ll start with my list. I’ve come up with a list of 6 leadership struggles every leader will face one day. Read more...
- Unifying the team: With so many different personalities on the team, it can be hard to have team unity. Someone’s always butting heads with another coworker. Learning to unify the team and create a civil working environment is a must.
- Delegating tasks: There’s the struggle of delegating tasks to team members who may be able to do them better than you. However, when you begin delegating, you show your employees that you have trust in their work. If you want to learn more about delegation, Michael Hyatt has an excellent podcast episode on delegation.
What do you want from your team? You want the team to excel at their job. You want the team to destroy sales records. You want them to be all-stars.
There’s a problem. You may be making this lethal leadership mistake.
What is this lethal leadership mistake, you ask. It’s a mistake I’ve seen destroy many great companies and yet leaders continue to make the same mistake over and over again.
This mistake is failing to value each individual team member.
The Lethal Leadership Mistake
When you fail to value each team member, they begin to notice. Team members begin to feel left out and unappreciated.
What this leads to is a sense that their hard work isn’t enough.
Why might they think this? Look at the way you speak to team members. Do you: Read more...
- Criticize their performance?