The best leaders are not interested in having their own way, but in finding the best way. - Wilferd Peterson
The Common Misconception About Leadership
Some leaders make the mistake of believing that their knowledge is always superior: As they see it, they're always the smartest person in the room!
These leaders see their role as command and control with a little bit of motivation thrown in to keep their employees doing what these leaders want.
These leaders see their employees as mainly human resources (bodies) to get the work done. And, they're often master manipulators at getting others to do what they want.
As a result, these leaders may rightfully have some success with their methods.
But some success, is not optimal success! In fact, these leaders could have even greater success, if they adopt a new way of looking at and working with their employees. To make this change, these leaders will have to do what the best leaders do.
What Good Leaders Do Well
These savvy leaders have learned that the best ideas generally come from those who are closest to the work.
These leaders devote their efforts to inspiring their team. They actively seek the input of others.
The best leaders make their employees co-contributors in the workplace.
This is what the best leaders do!
LEADING LIKE THE BEST
12 Steps to Improve Your Leadership Effectiveness
A proven way to improve your leadership effectiveness is to incorporate the best practices of successful leaders into your own leadership style. The challenge to leading like the best is that you have to first learn from them. Next, you have to identify their best practices that can easily translate to your own situation. Finally, you need some practical instruction that shows you how to do what they do. This book with its accompanying workbook can help you to take the next step to transform your leadership effectiveness and organizational reputation in your organization. Available in ebook and paperback formats.