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October Edition of Leadership Tools Monthly News has arrived!
October 18, 2006
A LEADERSHIP SERIES FOR SUCCESSFUL LIVING - We are in the final stages of launching this brand new Leadership Series. The series consists of five audiobooks, with supporting ebooks and workbooks.
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101 Great Ways To Improve Your Life is simply outstanding and we are very proud to share this inspiring book with our valued readers.
In this special 10 Quick Steps Guide, we take you through the ten steps necessary to becoming an effective leader. From finding your passion to identifying the most important leadership skills, we walk with you step-by-step.
In the 10 Quick Steps to Leadership Development, we provide a clear and concise roadmap so you can begin to live up to your leadership potential.
Your feedback and personal requests are the driving force behind this website, so contact us today, and stay tuned for more exciting leadership tools and news.
Effective leaders typically hold great expectations for themselves, as well as their staff.
They realize that most people want to do a good job; they want to please their supervisor and to do a good job for the company. As a result, their instinct will be to meet and/or exceed the level of expectations that are set for them.
Great leaders ask for a lot; they expect a lot, and most importantly – they GIVE a lot back to the people they lead.
The enlightened leader will set the bar high to encourage his or her people to reach higher; push harder, and achieve new levels of productivity.
It is a proven fact that the habit of expecting greater things from ourselves (always pushing, prodding, testing our limits), calls out the very best that is within us.
The wise leader will always maintain a positive, encouraging and supportive tone – while at the same time communicating aggressive goals and objectives.
A balanced message must be leveraged when setting great expectations. A leader must remain supportive, even when sending a very firm message.
Leaders understand that a message of hope, belief and optimism almost always outweighs a message of fear, worry and insecurity.
There is a tremendous power in the habit of anticipating good things; of believing that we shall realize our ambitions, goals or objectives; in knowing in our heart that our dreams will come true.
As a leader of other men and women, it is your responsibility to maintain a positive message in public; in staff meetings – anytime more than one employee is present. Counseling can certainly be done in private, but never in public.
Too often, great expectations are sabotaged from the very beginning by negative thoughts, worries and fears. If the mood of the team is tainted with an unhealthy anticipation of bad things to come; expectations that the goals are unachievable – then the team is unlikely to produce any great results.
Great leaders are careful to anticipate such worries and fears in advance.
These leaders make certain that each member of the team is committed to the task at hand. They infuse Hope and Confidence into the hearts and minds of their team members.
They send a clear message to each member of their team that:
There is only one thing more inspiring than knowing that our supervisor; our teachers; our parents; our relatives and friends – believe in us and hold great expectations for us.
That “one great thing” is when we hold those same greater expectations for ourselves.
As a regular reader of this newsletter you know we talk a lot about success and making every effort to grow and expand your library of effective tools and resources. We talk a lot about setting clear goals, working to achieve your dreams and living with passion.
Yet, it remains a sad fact that most people never come close to achieving what they truly desire.
“Your success is not a far off dream.”
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