Tag Archives: leadership skills

Training to Succeed

In an ideal world, the people we hire would arrive the first day on the job and we would download everything they need to know through a USB cable in the back of the head!  Training downloaded!  This however is not the case and as we are all well aware there is a need for…
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Do People Trust You?

Being trusted involves more than personal integrity. Just because a leader is honest and respectful of others, doesn't mean that they are necessarily an effective leader. The component of "performance trust" is also a crucial aspect of leadership effectiveness. It doesn't matter how nice and caring you are; if you don't deliver high quality work…
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Building Hope

We have been talking about the importance of leaders having real hope and how that can help the people in their teams to move ahead with enthusiasm. However, the past few years of the global financial crisis has really knocked many people's hope levels down. Hopes of a business being successful or of long planned…
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How Stable is your Organization?

Some organizations, while appearing to be rock solid from the outside,  are actually quite fragile and open to instability and possible collapse. We have all seen in the past few years how quickly the scene can change when pressure is applied to businesses and their leaders. Some possible signs of organizational instability: Short cuts, easy…
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Creating a Culture of Care

This photo (although a little creepy) does represent the traditional organizational structure most widely used in the world. When we look at organizational structures we often see them representing the hierarchy of authority, responsibility and influence. They do represent all of these, however, it is also important to look at the structure representing the flow…
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Effective Leaders care about their Team

Having looked at the importance of trustworthiness in a person's ability to lead others, it is time to look at the second major factor that was found by the Gallup research. Effective leaders care about the people in their teams. The way that a leader treats people in their team can either build work satisfaction…
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Why is Trust so Important?

In recent years there has been an increasing focus studying the importance of trust in the building of quality organizations. Where there is widespread distrust, work effectiveness is usually seriously impacted. In this climate, people: are more guarded about what they say to each other. are less likely to really work together as a team.…
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Stability in Leadership

So far in this series on effective leadership we have looked at the importance of leaders being trustworthy and caring. The next important aspect of effective leadership is STABILITY. When leaders are unstable: team members don't know what to expect. They often have to walk on "egg shells" as they don't know how the leader…
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Don't Sell False Hope

It is a very disappointing feeling to have put our hopes in someone's promises only to find that what was promised did not eventuate. It may be the promise of promotion, the claims of a miracle product or the untold wealth that would come from joining a business venture. Some people knowingly peddle false hopes…
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Can you be Trusted?

One of the core foundations of effective leadership is trustworthiness. All around the world there are too many people who have lost confidence in their leaders to tell the truth and act with integrity in all situations. Sadly, many leaders forfeit their ability and right to lead effectively with their actions and words. Do people…
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