Eric Jacobson

Lead By Example

In General Leadership Skills, Leading By Example on November 8, 2009 at 8:59 am

There is nothing more powerful for a leader to do than to lead by setting a good example.

So, here are 15 things you can do to be an effective and successful leader:

1. Praise when compliments are earned.

2. Be decisive.

3. Say “Thank You” and sincerely mean it.

4. Communicate clearly.

5. Listen carefully.

6. Teach something new to your team members.

7. Word hard and lend a hand when deadlines are tight.

8. Show respect for everyone on your team.

9. Follow through when you promise to do something.

10. Allow learning to happen when mistakes are made.

11. Allow prudent autonomy.

12. Respond to questions quickly and fully.

13. Return e-mail and phone calls promptly.

14. Take an interest in your employees and their important personal milestone events.

15. Give credit where credit is due.

And, last but not least, be humble!

Best New Leadership Book Of 2014 To Be Announced December 1

In Eric Jacobson On Leadership, Leadership Books on November 22, 2014 at 7:53 am

2014 books

On December 1 I’ll announce my vote for the best new leadership book of 2014.  Stay tuned. It’s a great one.

In the meantime, here’s a look back at my my top (favorite) books for leaders that were published in 2013.

Each provides timely, practical and valuable tips, techniques and tools for how to become a more effective leader.

You’ll find among the books useful information about:

  • communicating more effectively
  • the power of story telling
  • creating an ethical workplace culture
  • increasing revenue
  • the basics you need to know as a first-time leader

http://www.amazon.com/Ethical-Leadership-Creating-Sustaining-Business/dp/0749469560/ref=sr_1_9?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1386723136&sr=1-9&keywords=ethical+leadership

Ethical Leadership

Unlimited Sales Success

Manager 3.0

AMA Business Boot Camp

The Way of the SEAL

Becoming a Better Boss

Leadership Conversations

And, my favorite from 2012 in case you haven’t read this book:

Lead with a Story

 

10 Simple Leadership Rules

In Eric Jacobson On Leadership, Leadership, Leadership Books on November 22, 2014 at 7:47 am

This month saw the release of the new book, The Ten Golden Rules of Leadership:  Classical Wisdom for Modern Leaders.

As you dig in, you’ll step back in time to learn philosophies of the past and how to apply them today.

Authors M. A. Soupios and Panos Mourdoukoutas offer a fresh approach to becoming a great leader by learning from antiquity’s great thinkers, such as Aristotle, Hesiod, Sophocles, Heraclitus, and others.

Each chapter in the book is devoted to one philosophy of leadership that equate to ten simple rules:

  1. Know Thyself
  2. Office Shows the Person
  3. Nurture Community at the Workplace
  4. Do Not Waste Energy on things You Cannot Change
  5. Always Embrace the Truth
  6. Live Life by a Higher Code
  7. Always Evaluate Information with a Critical Eye
  8. Never Underestimate the Power of Personal Integrity
  9. Character is Destiny

You’ll learn how to take each idea and apply it to the challenges of the modern workplace.

According to the authors, the key distinguishing features of an authentic leader is traceable to a philosophically informed worldview and that the ancient classical tradition is a rich and valuable source of such insights.

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