Leadership

  • Valuing the Employee Mentality

    Do you find that no matter how closely you work with some of your employees and no matter how well you compensate them they still act like employees rather than owners?  Are you frustrated because you assume that everyone should care as much about the company as you do? Some employees work very hard from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and then walk out the door and leave their work behind to begin living their other life; their real life.  They don’t think about work until the next morning when they come back and do their best for the company...
  • Create a Culture of Involvement and Ownership Mentality

    Some employees will act as if the company is their own even if they have no ownership interest.  If they have work on their desk at the end of the day they routinely stay late and finish it without being asked.  They go the extra mile because they want to; something inside is driving them.  You can develop a corporate culture to motivate employees to act and think like owners even if they have no ownership interest.  Companies with a culture of employee involvement and ownership mentality outperform the competition because the employees contribute ideas and information and move the...
  • Leadership and Learning

    The learning process is best facilitated by being able to perceive diverse viewpoints and the flexibility to change viewpoints before making a conclusion. When a conclusion is based upon emotions it can be prejudicial and can undermine the learning process.  The limiting beliefs held by each member of a team impede the learning process.  For example, the belief that a process will be successful because it has been successful in the past is limiting because the external environmental changes over time.  Another example is when individuals feel they have earned their success they may resort to emotional conclusions and not...
  • Leadership Communication

    An important leadership quality is effective communication.  Today’s leaders compete with shrinking attention spans and impatient employees.  Good communication is not about what you say; it is about what the listener hears.  Effective communication can inspire, persuade and lead the people important to your success. The following are some guidelines for good communication: 1.  Establish a social connection.  Communication involves more than the content of the statements you make. If you focus primarily on your information you may be viewed as arrogant and uncaring. Leaders are perceived by others to be competent when they establish a social connection when communicating.  Build...

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