Eric Jacobson

Are You A Catalyst Leader?

In Leadership Books on June 20, 2015 at 2:42 pm

Catalyst leaders represent the gold standard — energetic, supportive, forward-thinking mentors who spark action in others,” explain Tacy M. Byham and Richard S. Wellins, authors of the new book, Your First Leadership Job — How Catalyst Leaders Bring Out the Best in Others.

More specifically, the authors share that a catalyst leader:

  • Asks and listens
  • Fosters innovation
  • Provides balanced feedback
  • Builds trust
  • Focuses on people’s potential
  • Collaborates and networks
  • Empowers others
  • Encourages development
  • Energizes and mobilizes
  • Aligns actions with strategy

In the book, you’ll learn how catalyst leaders bring out the best in people. They do that by, among other actions, by:

  • Encouraging the person to try new things.
  • Giving the person input on things that affect him/her.
  • Allowing the person to safely learn through failure, so they can take appropriate risks.
  • Taking the time to find out what motivates the person.

The authors also cover the following topics in the book:

  • How to build trust and ownership
  • How to be authentic
  • How to delegate
  • How to nurture business relationships
  • How to become an adviser

Your First Leadership Job is certainly a good book for a first-time leader, but it’s also equally relevant for any leader who wants to become that gold standard catalyst leader.

Thanks to the book publisher for sending me an advance copy of the book.

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