I had the privilege to lead business students at Regent’s University in a simulation of discussions at the Boardroom level using the Leadership Game. Let’s look at what they took from this exercise and discover 5 ways to increase the success of a board.
John C. Maxwell, a famous leadership expert, outlines the secret to success in his book, “Everyone Communicates, Few Connect”: What the Most Effective People Do Differently. I have learned and am still learning to apply the principles and practices in this workbook.
These key practices and principles will help you become an effective leader by helping you connect with people in different situations. Once you master the art of communication, you will be able to build a brand by using social media platforms, networking, and business-building skills.
Sometimes you may have the impression that your employees and team members are not giving their best, that they are hiding facts and even lying to you. You are right! Research shows that 85% of people don’t like their job and 75% are lying and cutting corners. Why?
Consequently, they “play safe” and do the minimum, avoiding any risks and only sharing information they consider safe to share, hence lying or withholding important information. The solution is, therefore, that the leader creates the right environment and supports the team to bring their best. But how do I do that?
Discover keys to building a open and honest dialogue with your team.
Millennials are the foundation of future businesses, as most of the workforce now forms part of this group. and out about this group, making them the most sought-after group by successful businesses.
Solve the problems that hinder seamless teamwork. Make everyone work toward the common goals, instead of holding back ideas or trying to work separately from others. When people truly appreciate each other as members of the same team, they share more ideas and support each other.
Businesses, enterprises, and entrepreneurs must accommodate team systems into their structure to grow and successfully fulfil the vision set before them.
Whether you are the boss of your own company, a CEO, a general manager or an employee, employers need to recognize the need for their employees to form teams. More importantly, maintaining a teamwork ethic requires 2 things. Firstly, a lot of collaboration and secondly transparency related concepts.
Everyone has the potential to be a leader. However, this cannot be accomplished overnight. It requires perseverance, and you absolutely cannot ignore the Law of Process. Leadership develops daily, not in a day. Do not be fooled by the illusion of overnight success. Invest in the process, and reap the rewards.
“Why are you running away from your leadership calling?”
What… I replied surprisingly! “Why are you running away from your leadership calling?” she whispered again quietly to me. It was the last question my career coach offered me on a silver platter. I had been appointed to many leadership positions in the past and was a little nervous but excited about future prospects of opportunity in my own business.
Learn from my experience and stand out from the rest by applying 4 ways of demonstrating your leadership skillset.
The way I love to start a discussion about leadership is by saying “Leadership Development doesn’t work”. This is indeed surprising as this what I am passionate about and have invested a lot of time in training.
Leadership is like driving. It is a complex skill set to “drive” an organisation, its people and ourselves, all simultaneously. We could conclude that leadership is far more complex than driving a car. However, it is surprising that most companies don’t take it so seriously. They organise some courses or a workshop for one day or two. Sometimes even month-long courses. They are inspiring and exciting and take you out of your daily routine.