Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Effective Leadership

The story is told that for a leader to build their team you will need to make the mission the main thing.  Hire tough so you can manage easy, promote the right ones, for the right reasons and go for the diversity advantage.  Plan your work, work your plan and make the most of what you have.  Open your ears to participation, pay attention to how you’re perceived and walk a mile in your team’s shoes. 

Help everyone accept the reality of change, remember the customer is really in charge and teach “the business” of the business.

Help your team to see the difference they make, do right by those who do right and expand the reinforcement possibilities.  Confront performance problems early, mentor the majority in the middle and don’t forget the superstars.

If you can accomplish this, you will be Effective!

Robert J. Dahl