Here are a few exciting leadership training programs we are offering in the Denver and Boulder, Colorado areas.
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New leaders often get promoted because they were good at what they did. They rarely receive the training and development to be successful at their new level.
If you are interested in elevating your leadership effectiveness, join us for our introductory People-First Leadership™ Seminar on July 18th in Boulder, Colorado.
This 3-hour seminar will give you insight into our practical and powerful 4-point People-First Leadership model to help ignite your leadership potential and the potential of the people around you.
I am very excited to announce that my book Ignite! The 4 Essential Rules for Emerging Leaders will be officially launched and widely available on May 31st!
Another common and costly leader mistake that can result in a loss of credibility and trust...
MISTAKE: Leading by email (or by texting, project management tools, online chat, or other technology) instead of Leading by Example.
At the start of a recent leadership development program with a group of emerging leaders here in Denver, Colorado, I asked the group how they would know if the 9-month program would be successful.
What would success look like for them individually?
Here are some of their responses:
"Success is making a positive impact in the lives of our staff, clients and all members of our organization… empowering people."
"I measure my personal success through the accomplishments of my team."
There are two common and costly mistakes leaders make that can result in a loss of credibility and trust.
MISTAKE 1: Getting caught up in the Popeye Syndrome – “I am what I am.”
The implied message here is “I am the way I am and if you don’t like it, who cares?”
Have you ever respected any leaders whose words did not match their actions? Have you ever had respect for a leader who preached personal values, yet behaved differently?
The fundamental component of People-First Leadership™ is to Lead by Example. This is the core — the component that will either establish your credibility or kill it. Just remember: Lack of credibility will prevent you from earning commitment and trust from your team members. Without that, there is no leadership.
Having successful relationships in the workplace requires only three simple things:
- people who think exactly like you do.
- people who have the same exact needs as you.
- people who have a perfect history with you.
If you DON'T have these three things, then I'd consider you normal. And, if you do have these three things, they're likely to be accompanied by their three cousins - groupthink, mediocrity, and stagnation.
Hold each other accountable. Don't wait for the boss. It takes too long and generates politics.
Find your singularity of purpose. If you can't initially, raise it up a level.
What are you hoarding?
Time management should be more about what you will stop doing instead of doing what you currently do more efficiently.
Follow up, even if you don't observe the behaviors.
Did you do what you committed to doing in that meeting?
Step out of your comfort zone and into your learning zone, without overstepping.
Go directly to each other with issues - in person.
Give each other the benefit of the doubt.
Keep the overall team/organizational focus in mind when making decisions. Get rid of the ego.
Work on the most important things first.
Acknowledge your progress. Be aware of what's slowing you down.
Recognize that there may be more than one way to accomplish something. Be open.
Enough planning and talk. Start moving. Then adjust.
What should your team focus on that no other team can?