The infographic illustrates the essential components of trust, leadership and employee engagement based on recent research published by BlessingWhite, a division of GP Strategies that provides expert consulting in Leadership and Employee Engagement.
Hope this infographic helps shed light on your quest for creating a more meaningful, productive work experience for you and your colleagues.
It takes courage and humility to admit when we are wrong or that we have been the cause of some upset.
Admitting our mistakes ...
1.) ... demonstrates courage. Admitting our mistakes and taking responsibility as a leader takes extraordinary courage. It demonstrates humility and sets us apart from mediocre leadership where ego, looking good and believing in our infallibility are more important than the benefits we will accrue from learning from our mistakes.
2.) ... demonstrates our humanity. Admitting our own mistakes qualifies us as a member of the human race and in turn allows other people to step forward when they have made a mistake.
3.) ... sets an example for our followers. If integrity, truth and honour are values of our organisation, then leading by example should be a behaviour that demonstrates that we are really living our values.
4.) ... garners greater respect. Admitting mistakes and learning from them separates extraordinary leaders from mediocre ones and earns the respect of our colleagues, families, friends and stakeholders.
5.) ... engenders more trusting relationships. It is now often seen as a sign of emotional maturity in our leaders when they hold themselves accountable rather than “passing the buck”. This trust will in turn strengthen our relationships as our stakeholders will translate these actions into somebody who is honest and is worthy of our trust and loyalty.
6.) ... creates greater organisational value.
Investors and shareholders place a greater value on organisations that look to rectify their mistakes from within as opposed to blaming external factors. Investors place a greater value on leadership that assumes responsibility and control.
The need for collaboration is everywhere. We often don’t see how it shapes our lives, on a global scale and in our most intimate interactions. But the challenges we face today and tomorrow demand that more people work together more effectively than ever before.
Back at work all refreshed and full of energy after a bank holiday break (well the energy might be down to the sugar buzz from all those Easter chocolates!) I find myself wondering how to maintain this new found enthusiasm and energy.
Leaders have to be able to flexibly adapt their strategies in line with their personal qualities, the company culture, and the situation. The new thinking about leadership emphasizes authenticity, openness, caring and flexibility. A leader needs to be genuine and lead by example, understanding and is emotionally connected in order to inspire loyal followers.
Here six qualities a leader needs to be successful:
- A good leader lives by the same principles he expects of his followers - Great leaders inspire us to reach for the stars and to become what we dream of. - Good leaders show empathy - they take the time to listen to and connect emotionaly with followers at all levels - The best leaders show passion, commitment, and dedication. They put the organization first and are willing to make personal sacrifices to achieve group goals that they highly value. They display self-discipline and unselfishness. - A key quality of leadership is the ability to inspire others through emotional connection as well as rational arguments and explanation. Leaders articulate their vision in such a way that followers can see the big picture. Leadership involves engaging the whole person including the sense, thoughts, and emotions. - Great leadership involves bringing out the best in the followers. Leaders create an organizational culture in which the strengths and potential of each individual are valued and recognized.
These words sum it up so wonderful:
Leadership is not so much about technique and methods as it is about opening the heart. Leadership is about inspiration - of oneself and of others. Great leadership is about human experiences, not processes. Leadership is not a formula or a program, it is a human activity that comes from the heart and considers the hearts of others. It is an attitude, not a routine.
As leaders we set the example of what ideal is to those we are leading. When people look at us, they are seeing the template of what is expected of them. With that said, we need to be the template we want to see reproduced.
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