Have you ever been in a situation where a bad leader spoke up? He shared a vision isolated to himself. Or he chose to single out one employee and berate him.
Bad leaders tend to speak up when something is wrong. They focus on what isn’t working and choose to talk down to those they’re leading.
This is damaging. The organization hurts from the lack of good leadership. The team members hurt because of the hurtful words spewed from the mouth of the bad leader.
Then there’s the void left with the lack of a good leader nearby. Or, worse yet, maybe the good leader sits by idly and fails to speak up.
If there’s one thing that I’ve learned from blogging and reading other people’s blogs, it’s that insight doesn’t come only from the author. Many times the comment section is full of wisdom and knowledge about leadership.
The community on this site is very active and it can be easy to miss some of the great content shared within the comments. Today, I want to take time and share 10 leadership lessons that commenters on the blog have shared in the comment section.
1. Self confidence is contagious to a team. Leaders must have confidence in their ability to lead (make decisions, delegate, correct, advise, teach, mentor, train, motivate, etc). Amazing things happen because of confidence. And, it’s easy to prove. Walk into a room full of people with your head up and your shoulders back. Walk in as if you are in charge and watch people sit up. It’s almost funny.
— Charles Hutchinson Read more...
Skip Prichard, CEO of Ingram Content Group
Today marks the start of what I hope will be a great series of interviews. I will be sharing interviews that I have done with exceptional leaders and the insights that they have shared with me.
I hope you will enjoy the first installment as I interview Skip Prichard, blogger and CEO of Ingram Content Group.
1. Joseph Lalonde: Would you mind telling my readers a little about yourself? Hobbies, aspirations, family, why you do what you do, etc…
Skip Prichard: I have to admit I stared at this question the longest. I’ve never been comfortable talking about myself. When I launched my leadership blog in late December, I had to write an “About Skip” section. I was really pleased with how it read. And then some good friends weighed in saying, “Skip, you wrote all about your company and not a thing about yourself.” So, I rewrote it and made it more personal. It felt about as difficult as writing this to you. Read more...