Seven Secrets to Being the Leader Everyone Wants to Work For

Written by Ed Sykes

Seven Secrets to Beingrepparttar Leader Everyone Wants to Work For By Ed Sykes

In this changing, challenging, and competitive workplace we can’t overestimaterepparttar 142224 importance of good management. Good managers will consistently motivate you to perform at higher levels of productivity. Bad managers will drive you crazy and eventually out ofrepparttar 142225 organization. Managers with poor skills will frequently producerepparttar 142226 following results:

1. Decreased productivity 2. Increased turnover 3. Increased absences 4. Increased human resources mediation situations 5. Increased customer service complaints

The following are seven secrets to beingrepparttar 142227 “perfect” leader everyone want to work for:

1. Create a Vision The best leaders not only assign tasks or monitor performance. They plan forrepparttar 142228 future and motivate others to seerepparttar 142229 same vision so they can all thrive to accomplish that vision.

Instead of dwelling on limited problems,repparttar 142230 perfect leader looks atrepparttar 142231 big picture. They liverepparttar 142232 organization’s mission and implement, motivate, and dedicate all their efforts to accomplishingrepparttar 142233 mission.

During hundreds of team building and leadership workshops, I have askedrepparttar 142234 following simple question:

What is your organization’s mission statement?

If there are forty participants inrepparttar 142235 workshop, thirty-seven will look down at their desk, one participant will make a feeble attempt at reciting what he/she “thinks” isrepparttar 142236 mission statement, one participant will make a pretty good attempt and reciterepparttar 142237 first one or two sentences ofrepparttar 142238 mission statement, and finally one student will volunteer to run torepparttar 142239 office (or car) to grab a copy ofrepparttar 142240 statement to bring back torepparttar 142241 workshop. Out ofrepparttar 142242 thousands of workshop participants I have asked this question, only three knew their mission statement word for word. The amazing part of this is that many of these workshop participants have been with their organization 5-10-20+ years and, they still didn’t know their mission statement. So my question is this:

How do you lead your employees to accomplish your organization’s mission if you (as a manager) don’t know whatrepparttar 142243 mission is?

The perfect leaders live, eat, sleep, and shower with their mission statement. They know exactly whatrepparttar 142244 mission is and understand its importance torepparttar 142245 team they lead and torepparttar 142246 organization. Most importantly, they communicaterepparttar 142247 mission statement to their employees at meetings, coachings, feedback sessions, and even corrective actions. Their actions are related to accomplishingrepparttar 142248 goals ofrepparttar 142249 mission statement and can communicaterepparttar 142250 vision ofrepparttar 142251 organization.

Action Step – Takerepparttar 142252 mission statement out ofrepparttar 142253 dark corner inrepparttar 142254 office. Printrepparttar 142255 mission statement and its vision onrepparttar 142256 top of your meeting agenda and recite it atrepparttar 142257 beginning ofrepparttar 142258 meeting. Then talk about howrepparttar 142259 employees are helping to realizerepparttar 142260 goals, values, and vision ofrepparttar 142261 mission.

2. Understand employees needs Asrepparttar 142262 old saying goes, “You can’t please all ofrepparttar 142263 people all ofrepparttar 142264 time.” However,repparttar 142265 perfect leader realizes that to be effective, they must cater torepparttar 142266 needs of most ofrepparttar 142267 team. Good leaders realize thatrepparttar 142268 work environment is not a popularity contest or, as I say, “Leadership is not Pleasership.” The perfect leader treats all employees with respect and are consistent in their actions and words.

Atrepparttar 142269 same time, they recognizerepparttar 142270 unique needs of their employees and use that knowledge for motivation to achieve a common goal.

3. Communicate concisely and clearly Poor communication skills are probablyrepparttar 142271 Number #1 reason managers fail. If they can’t talk to and connect with their employees, they are not servingrepparttar 142272 needs ofrepparttar 142273 staff.

What is good communication? The following are some examples:

Communicate job expectation and standards * Give ongoing feedback to employees. * Seek and acknowledge feedback from employees on decisions that effect them (and takerepparttar 142274 time to listen to them). * Communicaterepparttar 142275 mission (see Secret #1) on an ongoing basis. * Communicate “bad news” in a honest and timely manner. * Communicate using language that shows a positive expectation. * Communicate by a combination of methods: person-to- person, e-mail, phone, and meetings.

Success -- There Are No Secrets

Written by Ginny Dye

There Are No Secrets To Success As you strive toward accomplishing your goals and dreams you need to know that there are no secrets to success! Webster's Dictionary defines a "secret" as something kept from public knowledge; something mysterious that is beyond general knowledge or understanding. If that were true then it would mean success is only possible for those few who have access to these great mysterious secrets. Nonsense!

You Are What You Believe People believe there are hidden secrets that will propel them to success. But there are no secrets. However, there are truths, lessons, insights and actions you can take to get you where you want to be. They're not hidden, but neither are they dancing in front of you as you walk through life. You have to WANT to know them. You have to LOOK for them. You have to DO something with them once you know them.

Here are four basic truths to get you started on your road to success.

1 -- Your life will be whatever you decide to make it. You've got a choice. Today. And every other day of your life. You can’t change what has happened. But regardless of your past, you are responsible forrepparttar direction of your life. No excuses – no complaints – no futile searching for secrets that don’t exist. Your life will be what you decide to make it.

2 -- Where you are in your life today is a direct consequence of every decision you have ever made. Ouch. Not what you wanted to hear? Me either! So take a few minutes -- think about these first two truths. You may discoverrepparttar 142063 same kind of freedom I did. While it is tough to accept, you are ultimately responsible for whatever condition your life is in at this moment. Good news – there is also wonderful freedom in knowing you haverepparttar 142064 power to make it anything you want it to be!

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