Successful Leadership Skills #0
from Barron’s Business Buddies 2006 enhanced by Peter/CXO Wiz4biz 09/14
Introduction: You’ll learn about establishing your credentials, taking the initiative, setting goals, risk-taking, communicating, delegating, getting feedback & networking with others.
What characteristics do good Leaders have in common? They get things done, influence, motivate, inspire others, move & shake, upset the status quo. They are good Role Models, set the pace & influence how everyone under them works.
DEFINING your TASKS.
A. Typical Organization Goals: 1) continuous R&D to enhance/expand your range of products. 2) significant or dominant Market Share. 3) good ROI, 4) getting into new Markets.
B. Purpose of Planning: 1) set Goals + determine Steps, Resources, & Time frame, 2) define Processes in detail, but allow flexibility.
ESTABLISHING your CREDIBILITY. 1) integrity & fairness, 2) competence – experience or capability (+good people skills), 3) inspire by earning respect & confidence, 4) purpose & direction – by having a Vision, 5) charisma: good role model, listen, communicate, support, appreciate.
Why credibility matters. 1) motivates, 2) more believable, 3) team pride, 4) loyalty, 5) > acceptance of goals.
A. Mission Statement. commitment to: 1) excellence of product, 2) people – staff & customers, 3) building organization.
B. of Information: 1) unity of purpose, 2) motivate action toward goals, 3) but allow initiative, 4) get feedback, 5) adjust accordingly
C. Planning & Organization: 1) what needs to be done, 2) determine method, 3) set goals & timing, 4) pick team, 5) secure resource (financial & equipment)
D. Motivation: 1) pride in achievement + 2) recognition + 3) appreciation = job satisfaction
ENHANCING EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE: 1) express your feelings, 2) consider emotions in decision-making, 3) pick team you feel good about, 4) determine when & how to express your emotions, 5) responsible for our own feelings, 6) respect others feelings, 7) don’t get mad; change anger into action, 8) listen to other’s feelings, 9) understand underlying feelings & respond accordingly.
CONTROLLING / DIRECTING Team to achieve Goals (within time & resources allocated. How? Determine organization’s Core Values, then: 1) Plan realistic project, steps & goals, 2) get Feedback on progress, 3) Periodic Meetings to review progress adjust as needed, 4) provide Resources needed, 5) Recognize contributions, celebrate achievements.
Risk Analysis: 1) What are the Consequences of each option, 2) What are the Risks of each (ie, $$ of resources, marketing share) including doing nothing, 3) choose the Best Option, implement & monitor progress. 4)celebrate Success or if fail, what is the Lesson to Learn.
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