This week I wanted to devote some time to leaders, I understand you may not all be a leader at work, but there will be elements of leadership in your world. Maybe you are a parent or part of a group or club and have responsibilities within. If not maybe it'll give you inspiration or maybe just some behaviors to watch out for over the next week.
In this weeks tip, I will offer 10 statements leaders can use with their team members to get the best results for the betterment of the employees and the business. In fact, I would suggest if leaders were to merely think some of these, before engaging with employees, they might affect the personal change that would facilitate a better outcome for their relationships.
Many leaders (or parents) will recognize that much of their time is spent firefighting or struggling to get the job done in the allotted time, with a team that is content to go the extra mile when needed sometimes. They likely find they are unable to devote the time they need to long-term planning, taking stock of the big picture, surveying alternative methods, or even really understanding the needs of the employees (children) to fully understand what it takes to have a fully functioning team.
One of the areas that are critical to creating a fully functioning team is how you are perceived as the leader, the way you lead, and the way you model the required values, ethics, attitudes, and behaviors. It is fair to add that as a parent I can also see how these statements can also be used at home
With this I love this quote from John Quincy Adams, he was the politician who once said "try and fail, but don't fail to try" however for the purposed of today's tip I prefer his quote:
" If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader."
With that in mind, let us see if this week, you can inspire others with any of these statements that can be integrated into your week this week.
This week's EDGE Coaching tip of the week is "Be the change you wish to see"
The statements for you to use or think about.
Richie Forde, Performance Coach and the Founder of Edge Coaching Services.