posted by Kim Benedict on Monday, 23 February 2015
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Current thoughts on leadership.

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To be a good leader, you must inspire trust within your organization.   If you hire the right people and provide the correct resources, you should be confident in delegating responsibilities to them.  When employees see you have faith in their abilities, the trust level rises, which in turn allows for employees to feel empowered and more willing to contribute to the organization.

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Cost of Doing Nothing

As a leader, are you aware of the high costs associated with employee turnover, lack of employee productivity and/or customer dissatisfaction?  Check out Ken Blanchard's Cost of Doing Nothing calculator.  You may be surprised by the results!

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Your employee's self-esteem

An employee’s self-esteem most definitely reflects on their work.  If an employee is proud of the job that he or she does, their quality of work will reflect that. Employees who have bad self-images are more likely to exhibit those negative feelings in their work. As a leader, trust in their abilities.  Encourage employees to be their best.  Recognize successes. And last but not least, give credit where credit is due.
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“Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.” John Maxwell

According to Maxwell, leadership isn’t about titles, positions or flowcharts, it’s about one life influencing others. The most important factor associated with leadership is character. The word comes from the ancient Greek verb meaning “to engrave,” and it’s related noun means “mark” or “distinctive quality.” In other words, according to Maxwell, character is essentially who we are. The trust and involvement of a leader’s followers will be parallel to the level of a leader’s character.
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