Friday, September 08, 2006

Effective Leaders and Those Who Get the Results

Intelligent Coaching E-Brief


Effective Leaders and Those Who Get the Results
Date: September 11, 2006 Volume 1, Number 5


In this Issue:
Effective Leaders and Those Who Get the Results:
Applying Leadership
Modeling
New Strategies and Change


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Applying Leadership

In looking at the different styles of leadership, timing and amount of the chosen style, all are important. For example, are you coaching your team on how to approach a new account? When are you doing the coaching? And, how much are you coaching them? The finesse a leader uses with different styles, with the right timing and to the appropriate degree, all contribute to the leader's effectiveness. Think about what it is that you're wanting to accomplish with your leadership in a given opportunity.


Modeling

Clearly and consistently set the examples of what it is you're wanting done. What you do and how regularly you do it, will be observed by those you're leading. Remember that, when in a leadership role, you are setting the stage for the actions that are expected. In this role, eyes and ears are on you. If you are regularly late into work or are heard repeatedly talking to another in a condescending tone, then the perception may be that those are your expectations. Therefore, model the actions that you want, clearly and consistently.


New Strategies and Change

Look for situations where you can try new strategies or take some small risks. When you find yourself with a new challenge, use your innovation to try something new, a new approach, method, strategy, etc. Think of this an opportunity for learning something new, and maybe finding something better. Furthermore, if you're wanting to change things in your organization or yourself, then consider taking small steps toward that change. The successes will build confidence and dedication. The mistakes can be learned from. The focus here is on overall progress. What may this small step cost you, and what may the result be of step, built on step, over time?

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