Three Things Good Leaders Do

They communicate clearly and consistently the problems and challenges the organization is facing, as well as possible solutions, positive news, and exciting possibilities. They empower people by giving them the authority and the tools to get things done. They make sure that people are excited and inspired by the mission.

Good Leaders Teach And Model Optimism

  Good leaders make optimism an organizational priority. The people in the organization where you serve/lead will become more optimistic if they 1) are informed and involved, 2) feel that they have the power and authority to take action and 3) are committed to a compelling direction and inspiring vision. Good leaders stoke the fires…

Leaders understand perception is massively important

Everyone has heard the phrase “perception is reality” and understands that’s it not a declarative statement about actual reality BUT the way an individual views something. For example, if someone thinks you were terse or rude in yours words when speaking to them then their perception is the reality in which they’re living in. To effectively communicate…

Follow me/imitate me = power of leading by example

Leaders must never expect from others anything more than they’re willing to deliver themselves. They should never expect higher levels of commitment, creativity, persistence, or patience than what they themselves manifest on a regular basis…and if you cannot say, ‘Follow me,’ to your followers – and mean it – then you’ve got a problem. A…