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3 Key Elements To Improving Leadership

By Daniel Carlson

Great leadership is the key to success. Great communication is the key to great leadership. Think of any great leader in modern time: Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr, and John F. Kennedy spring to mind instantly. They were strong leaders because they could induce folk to follow them. It was their abilities to articulate their vision that made them successful in realizing their goals.

In your organization you need to be the leader who caninspire the team to extreme heights. To get them to follow you, be certain they're listening to your values and your vision, and then confirm the right environment for them to thrive and grow.


When I mention values, everybody nods their heads as if naturally, Daniel, that is apparent. But , when I check on this piece, I find the last time they spoke about their values - personal and professional - with their team, was sometimes in the interview before their people were even hired.

You need to clearly know your private values and your organization values to lead efficiently. As an example, do the solutions to these questions come readily to mind?


1. What do you stand for?

2. What is most critical to you?

3. What would you like your life to show?

4. What is your private mission in life?


1. What do you stand for?

2. What are you pleased to do to get new business?

3. What are you not willing to do?

4. Do you have a pro mission statement?

Quality leaders don't change their values over a period or to achieve short-term success. Consistent core organizational price systems form the robust underpinning for long-term success.

A straightforward definition is that your values are the guidelines by which you play the game. A well defined value system makes all calls easier and encourages your team to go where you lead.


It is simple to say you have a vision for your business. It's your lifeblood. You know it inside out. Writing it down is the following step. Sharing it widely with your team is imperative as well. Even more importantly, your vision for the business must provide a unifying picture so that everyone on the team - regardless of job function - can see exactly where you're going and the seriousness of their role in getting there. Therefore , the clearer the postulate and the more clear (i.e, short and simple) the message is, the likelier you, and your team, can achieve the goal. Your vision needs to answer 3 questions. And it must answer those three questions for everybody on the team.

1. What do we do?

2. How do we do it

3. For whom do we do it?

As Jim Collins demonstrated in his book, From Good to Great, this is not a 30 minute, one meeting exercise. This requires 100% collusion. It can't be a top-down call. It must be iterative and inclusive.


Andrew Carnegie said: "You must capture and keep the guts of the original and fantastically able man before his brain can do its best." When you understand what's at the center of your team members, you can serve them and allow them to reach their full potential. Value their uniqueness. Your team members are your internal customers. You should treat them at least as well as your external customers. This is the highest level of consumer service.

Shape the right work environment and you'll have steadfast team members to lead. That suggests, you have to make a working environment that respects each person, appreciates them and rewards their effort, and inspires an openness to modify. Make it a safe environment, one which inspires trying original ideas. When you loose personal creativeness, each team member has a percentage in the outcome. It?s an environment that promotes growth at each level. Blend all 3 elements and you've a formula for galvanizing pre-eminence and leading to breakthrough success. Do it now!

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