In Company Culture, Employee Engagement, General Leadership Skills, Leadership, Leadership Education, Leadership Skills, Leadership Training, Leading By Example, Management, Mentoring, Motivating Employees on March 12, 2011 at 11:00 am
While I was at the gym today, I saw a poster for a team weight loss class/program. Its theme was:
T = Training
E = Education
A = Accountability
M = Motivation
That got me thinking…if you lead a business and provide on-going training for your employees, provide opportunities for education and learning, hold employees accountable and provide plenty of motivation….is that basically all you need to be a successful leader?
In Company Culture, General Leadership Skills, Leadership Books, Leadership Education, Leadership Skills, Leadership Training, Leading By Example, Motivating Employees on February 20, 2010 at 9:02 am
My favorite book about leadership is “The Leadership Test” by Timothy R. Clark. You can read it in an hour and its message will guide you through your entire career.
Here are some important points from the book that are particularly powerful:
- Leadership is the process of influencing volunteers to accomplish good things.
- The spectrum of influence ranges from manipulation to persuasion to coercion.
- Only persuasion is leadership. Manipulation exploits. Coercion controls. Neither manipulation nor coercion can produce lasting results or consistent good results.
- Leadership is based on the influence-through-persuasion at the front end, combined with accountability at the back end.
Clark further points out that:
- Leaders qualify themselves based on the manner of their influence and the nature of their intent.
If you haven’t read this gem of a book, pick up at copy today.