In Company Culture, General Leadership Skills, Leadership, Leadership Books, Leading By Example, Management on August 11, 2010 at 7:39 pm
The answer is yes.
And, fortunately, there are lots out there to select from. However, if you don’t have time to read books about how to be an effective and good leader, you can select a few words from the list below and then practice what those words mean, as you lead your team every day.
Leaders on the LinkedIn Executive Suite group came up with these nearly 50 words in answer to a discussion topic I posted in the group forum: “A Good Leader Is [insert one word].” A big thank you to that group for this valuable list.
In Company Culture, General Leadership Skills, Leadership, Leadership Books, Making Decisions, Management, Motivating Employees, Team Building on August 5, 2010 at 7:50 pm
I really like these four leadership tips and observations from the book, 1001 Ways To Energize Employees:
- Nothing creates more self-respect among employees than being included in the process of making decisions.
- Decisions must be made at the lowest possible level for management at the top to retain its effectiveness.
- Hold an annual “Olympics” at your workplace that includes competition in the areas of sales, production, administrative support, IT, etc. It’ll provide the opportunity for employees to show off their skills that will energize all employees and boost morale.
- Ensure employees know you’ve read the important reports they send to you. Get an ink stamp that says “Read by [insert your name]” and stamp each report you read. Then, route the report back to the applicable employee. The quality of reports will likely improve!