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Leadership

Seven Strategic Steps To Success

Success for many people sometimes feels way out of reach. They know what they want to accomplish, but they feel they do not have what it takes, that it is too much, too difficult, or that it will take too long. They feel there is no way it could ever be done...whatever the it is. So they give up before they ever get started.

I don't want to see you give up before you ever get started. I want to see you experience success. I want to see you reach your goals. I want to see you realize your dreams.

11 Leadership Lessons From Undercover Boss

One of my favorite television shows is Undercover Boss. If you haven't seen it, it's about major companies such as SubwayMoe's, and Popeye's whose CEO's step out of their positions and, in disguise, work side by side their employees. When the CEO's  step out from behind their desks and into the real world of their employees, they discover their employees are real people with hurts, pains, problems, struggles, challenges, abilities, goals, and dreams from which they are so often shielded.

5 Ways To Listen To Those You Lead

By developing the art of listening to those you lead, those you lead will accomplish more. Here are five ways to listen to those you lead.

1.  Listen To Their Concepts

Those you lead have great ideas of how to make improvements and advance the organization. If we create an open environment of listening to those we lead, we will find many new ideas to improve the organization.

2.  Listen To Their Concerns

Those we lead have worries about their own lives and the organization. By listening to their concerns, we will discover what is bothering them personally and professionally.

2 Things To Avoid And 2 Things To Create For Effective Departmental Meetinigs

Departmental meetings can be very productive. Here are two things to avoid and two things to create for effective departmental meetings.


1.  Avoid department meetings were the supervisor talks down to everyone.

2.  Avoid department meetings where the supervisor tells everyone what to do.

3.  Create department meetings where everyone has shared input into the success of the department.

4.  Create department meetings where everyone's ideas are valued by sincerely listening to and seeking to implement their ideas.

8 Questions To Ask And Answer To Establish Effective Departmental Meetings

8 Questions To Ask And Answer In Establishing Effective Departmental Meetings.

By gathering your department team together to answer the following questions, greater ownership will be developed. Once employes work through these eight questions, this will become the foundation for all meetings. Notice the use of the wordour. Whenever possible, use the wordswe,us, andourto create greater ownership.

1. What is the objective of our department?

2. What is the process of achieving our objective?

What Happens When You Listen To Those You Lead?

Most leaders want the company, business, organization, church, or team they lead to be effective. Leaders want to see the group they lead reach and exceed its goals. One of the best ways to be effective is to listen to those you lead. Here are seven great results of listening to those you lead. 


1.They Will Provide Great Insight and Ideas.The people you lead have great insight and ideas about how the organization, team, business, etc... can become more effective and productive. Daily they are involved in the activities of the company.

6 Reasons Great Leaders Listen

So often as leaders, we want to get our thoughts, ideas, directions, and instructions out to those we lead. We want to make sure our voices are being heard and our ways are being followed. There is a time as leaders for our voices to be heard and ways to be followed. Yet, there are times we need to listen to the voices of those we lead. By learning to listen to those we lead we, our organizations, churches, businesses, or teams will become more effective in fulfilling their missions.  Great leaders are great listeners.

8 Powerful Results Of Greeting Those You Lead With A "Good Morning"

The environment of a clubhouse, workplace, classroom, church, etc... is determined the moment a coach, teacher, principal, supervisor, manager, director, pastor, or CEO walks through the door. Immediately upon walking through the door, the way others are communicated with will impact the rest of the day positively or negatively. Here are eight powerful results of greeting those you lead with a friendly and genuinegood morning.

1You Will Gain Healthy Respect From Those You Lead.

2. It Shows You Value Those You Lead.

6 Great Ways To Greet Those You Lead Each Morning

Whoever is the leader of an organization, business, team, class, or church will set the climate of the workplace, office, room, clubhouse, etc...each morning immediately when he or she walks into the presence of those being led. Those in charge have a power that comes with their position to positively affect how people feel about themselves and their work (team, class, group, organization, church, etc...) simply by how they walk into the room. By using this power wisely, the leader can bring the group up to a greater level of production (feeling good about what they do) and pride (feeling good about themselves) by practicing these six

3 Reasons To Keep Your People Up On What's Going On

Your employees, membership, or volunteers are committed to your business, church, or organization. They put in long hours and tiresome days. It is very easy for them to lose motivation when they are not kept up to date on what is happening. To simply put it, people will get down if they are not kept up. As the leader or manager, it is very important for you to keep people informed. Here are three reasons to keep your people up to date so they will not get down.


REASON #1: Motivation will increase.
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