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!

How To Determine Your Organization’s Risk

In Eric Jacobson On Leadership on December 21, 2014 at 8:17 am


Within the first 100 days as a new leader in an organization, you’ll want to assess your organization’s risk.

Authors George Bradt, Jayme A. Clark and Jorge Pedraza, in their book, The New Leader’s 100-Day Action Plan, suggest you do your assessment using the 5Cs:

  1. Customers: First line, customer chain, end users, influencers
  2. Collaborators: Suppliers, allies, government/community leaders
  3. Capabilities: Human, operational, financial, technical, key assets
  4. Competitors: Direct, indirect, potential
  5. Conditions: Social/demographic, political/government/regulatory, economic, market

Use a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) as you examine each category if that helps.

Thanks To These Leading Influencers

In Eric Jacobson On Leadership on December 19, 2014 at 6:11 am

Thanks to these incredibly talented individuals who published excellent content that taught me so much during 2014:

  • Tanveer Naseer – Leadership Coach, Speaker & Writer.  Tanveer writes timely, thought-provoking blog posts about leadership at least weekly.  Each post is well worth the read.  I Tweet nearly every one of his posts.  They are that good.
  • Debbie Laskey – A friend and a person with a keen sense of how to market successfully, Debbie posts about marketing, management and leadership.
  • David Grossman – David heads up The Grossman Group and is the best when it comes to helping leaders to communicate more effectively.  I’ve been following David for years and am eager to see what he shares in 2015 via his blog.

And, thanks to Leadership Digital, which aggregates some of the best content about leadership and management on the Internet.  I couldn’t do without this site’s daily afternoon eNewsletter.

Thanks from:

Eric Jacobson

 

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