Today’s guest on The Answers From Leadership Podcast is Richard McLemore. He was the Canada BDC Regional Manager for Oracle. His specialties include coaching hiring/interviewing, revenue attainment, and career development.
What do we need to know about you?
Played football at the University of Oklahoma
Served in the Special Forces where he was deployed to Vietnam and Los
Found he had a knack for sales and focused in that arena for 35 years
What does mentoring look like?
It looks different to different people
Having an expertise or showing extra care in working with others
Creating good relationships
He was taught 9 requirements for being a mentor
Starts with being able to inspire and motivate people
Have a high degree of collaboration
Be able to build relationships with people
Develop and support others
Needs to be trusted at all times
Able to walk the talk
Have a strategic posture and perspective
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Those same wise leaders will also tell you there are actions they take on a daily basis that makes them lead better.
They nice thing about these actions, they’re simple things you can do. You just have to implement them.
4 Actions To Lead Better
Listen: Great leaders know there is power in listening to others. Shutting your mouth and opening your ears can pay great dividends.
When you listen, you’ll hear your team tell you what’s not working in the organization or areas that can be improved. When you listen to your customers, you’ll hear new product ideas and pain points you can attend to.
Listening opens up new possibilities to your leadership. Open your ears and hear the difference.