Leadership with Erin Saylor
Leadership is the key to achieving your goals in an organization. Without leadership, every process is destined to fall apart with time. That’s why it is so important to know what does it mean to be a true leader and how to improve your leadership skills as you move along. The first thing a leader needs to have is a code or principle that he never breaks no matter what. That means he needs to follow the rules first before he starts making any. He should be a good follower in as much as he is a good leader.
Then he needs to have that passion for learning new things and improving his skills and knowledge on a consistent basis. There are three principles that can really help you become a better leader. The first principle should be to completely understand how things that are already in place started. You need to take it down to the origin of things. Sometimes, what leaders do is that they start changing things without even realizing the importance of those things that have been there for a long time. They need to evaluate the reason behind guidelines, rules, and compliance with a true understanding of their purpose.
The leaders need to look at all the internal and external aspects of things before they make a decision. Then they need to realize that they can’t get results instantly. They need to be patient and willing to learn from mistakes. They need to get ahead of failure that will be part of the journey and they need to learn from those failures as well. Once they figure out why a failure occurred, they would start to make better and informed decisions in the future. They need to take the risks and don’t be afraid of a failure.
Once they do that, they would start thinking creatively and start innovating. That is one of the key qualities that a leader needs to have. You can’t let the enemy get the better of you and you can’t let fear keep you down from doing things that you feel are right. It is all a part of the learning process. The third principle is about building a team and then believing in them. You need to have a clear vision and mission in your mind about the organization that you work in. You need to communicate it with the team and make sure that they have a clear understanding of it.
You don’t have to be in control of everything all the time. Sometimes, there are individuals who have a far better expertise and knowledge about different processes that you might be stuck in. You can just tell them what you want to do and let them run things for a change. They might get you exactly where you need to be. A good leader also knows the weaknesses and strengths of his team. He knows how to lead them the right way and how to empower them to take risks and improve their abilities.
- HP Reliability
- A Smarter Way of Preventative Maintenance Free eBook
- inspired Blended Learning (iBL®)
- James Kovacevic’s LinkedIn
Erin Saylor Links:
- Erin Saylor’s LinkedIn
- Recommended Resources: Daring Greatly by Brena Brown (book), Bob Anderson Keynote Speeches, Dan Siegel’s Mindsite Institute
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