Everyone wants to be effective as a leader. You want to have a team that will accomplish the task set before them. However, many leadership struggle to be effective.
I believe there’s five areas leaders struggle with and which causes ineffective leadership. Most of the times ineffective leadership slowly slips in. Before we know it, we’re wondering why no one is following anymore.
When we discover our leadership is ineffective, you might say our leadership is as useless as a screen door on a submarine (Thanks for the beautiful words Rich Mullins).
What are these reasons you ask? Well, here are my top 5 reasons on why your leadership is ineffective. Read more...
Relationships are an essential part of leadership. They connect you to other leaders, expand your influence, and allow you access to mentors.
You can’t go wrong in forging relationships.
And yet many leaders struggle with relationships. Either they don’t want them or they don’t know how to create relationships.
Let’s try to solve this issue today.
I’ve discovered three techniques that will make it a breeze to build relationships with other leaders and members of your tribe. Let’s get started!
1. Make yourself available: A big hindrance to building quality relationships is many leaders refuse to make themselves available to others. These leaders want to be an island unto themselves. Forging ahead and being the lone ranger.
However, this creates a problem. You’re not reaching out to others and offering your talents. You’re keeping it all to yourself. Read more...
Leaders are meant to pave the path. To lead the way. To go into the unknown.
The path may be unclear. That’s why leaders must possess two traits.
Leaders must be willing to listen and to look.
Some people may wonder why leaders need to be willing to listen. They’re leaders after all. They’re the ones going ahead. There’s no reason they need to listen.
Sorry buddy, those who say this are wrong. In a major way.
It’s like in mountain climbing. As you’re ascending the mountain, you’ve got to keep your ears open for dangers.
You may experience rockslides, other climbers who are dangerous, or to hear your own voice once you’ve reached the summit.
Listening allows you to HEAR the dangers you may be coming upon. Read more...