Giving Compass’ Take:
• Here are six leadership roles to consider that can help leaders inspire their employees to be passionate about their roles at an organization.
• How does strong, inspirational leadership promote positive organizational health?
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Let’s assume you hired highly qualified employees (what other kinds should you hire?) who are passionate about their roles. You ensure they receive the training, tools, and resources they need and authority commensurate with their proficiency. Now, what else do you provide to justify your position as their boss, supervisor, or leader? What do leaders do if everyone is doing their best at what they are supposed to be doing?
Here are six roles to consider:
- Keep the Flame Burnin People need a constant they can count on, especially in times of massive change. That constant must be compelling, relevant, and the foundation for everything. The flame of commitment and duty comes from a clear and convincing picture of what a unit or organization is striving to be, not just do.
- Keep Your Humility You need an enormous amount of momentum, and that momentum comes from suppressing introspection about the possibility of failure.” However, such myopia and arrogance led them to misread the marketplace’s readiness for an iPhone-like device. It was like building a television in the 1800s. Even if it was perfect, there was no programming to make it valuable.
- Keep in Touch Two constituents should be the target of “keeping in touch”—your associates and your marketplace. Keeping in touch with associates means maintaining an emotional connection that is about a partnership, not power. Keeping in touch with those you serve externally means staying attentive to the context of your vision.
- Keep Out of the Way I use this phrase, not as an invitation to use hands-off abandonment, but instead as a caution to never use any more leadership than is needed.
- Keep Relationships Egalitarian Egalitarian relationships are ego-less. The focus shifts from “all about me” to “all about us.”
- Keep Your Promises Service leadership is about realness, not about roleness.
Read the full article about tenets of leadership by Chip Bell at Leadchange.
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