Be a “fun” Leader !!!
From Forbes magazine 23 Sept 13 enhanced by Peter/CXO Wiz3biz 5/14
Leadership Re-Boot. People desire a “leadership reboot” in their organizations. Employees want leaders that are likeable, understand their needs, can authentically motivate people &know how to “energize” a workplace culture to generate the best results for the organization. Just because you are a great sales person, doesn’t mean you will be an effective leader. The traditional leader still employs the “old school” ways of doing things, that makes it difficult to engage a work-force that is more diverse & multi-generational than ever before. Today’s short-term, rapid-paced, limited-resource workplace requires more trust amongst employees & their intentions, transparency in communication and requirements & cross-departmental collaboration to fuel more desired outcomes – where people feel valued and respected.
A Dynamic Spirit. Employees want an awakened, dynamic spirit to come alive at work. They are tired of excuses and just want people to be real about how they feel and honest about what needs to be accomplished. Employees are fed up with the office politics and corporate rat-race and are ready to start having fun again. They want a workplace that is challenging, encourages trial & error creativity and makes them feel that they matter.
Courageous Leadership. I recently keynoted an event where a senior executive was asked to share a few words about her leadership experience with the organization. At first, she said all of the right things (which is exactly what people didn’t want to hear). Then, she shocked the room by expressing dis-satisfaction with her lack of leadership. She went on to say that even though she knew that people were unhappy with the organization’s leadership protocols, style & approach – that she regretted not saying or doing anything about. She concluded by talking about “courageous leadership” and why the workplace demands it now more than ever before. To become an effective leader in the 21st century workplace, you must do six things to make the workplace exciting again. Along the way, you will earn trust and respect throughout the organization as a Courageous Leader.
1. Allow People to Fail; Encourage / Empower your Employees to “Test” their Ideas. Encourage your employees to be their best, by discovering how they best fit within the team and throughout the organization. Don’t always feel like you need to be in charge. Effective leadership is about delegating and being able to trust yourself enough to let go and allow others to establish their own footing without being so dependent upon you. Give your employees the room to explore and unleash their passion.
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