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May, 2016

What Are Your Leadership Attributes?

Business management books often dedicate a chapter on the attributes of successful leaders to assist the reader to set behavior goals to emulate. In many cases, pro-athletes are used as role models and personal experiences from their competitive events to dmonstrate each attribute. While good examples, if you are on the golf course or tennis court, it is questionable how readily the reader is able to apply them in the business context that they work in.

The following list introduces five attributes that I have observed were key to the success of business leaders that I have worked with.
Check List
  • Honesty and Integrity
  • Mental Toughness
  • Stubbornness
  • Thoughtfulness
  • Maturity
Honesty and Integrity
Honesty and integrity is core to the ability of a leader to establish and sustain trust with an employee, a peer, a supplier, or customer. It is the corner stone of all other . . . . read more.
Mike Brice
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Feature Article

9 Things You Need to Stop Expecting From Others

by Lolly Daskal, President and CEO, Lead From Within

This article may challenge you in terms of what you ask of others that you are not prepared to do for yourself. Success as a leader is dependent on what we expect of others. However, if your expectations of others are beyond what you would expect of yourself then you are likely to be disappointed. Here are a list of 9 expectations you should avoid to be successful as a leader.

Don't expect people to:

  • Agree every time you speak.
  • Acknowledge you when you berate yourself.
  • Respect you when you don't respect yourself.
  • Tell you what to do when you have no idea what you want.
  • Stay when they're ready to go.
  • Know what you're thinking when you don't know yourself.
  • Fix things when you can't find solutions for yourself.
  • Make you a priority when you haven't made yourself important.
  • Forgive you when you don't forgive yourself.
Are any of these expectations part of your leadership behavior?

Click here to read more about each expectation and how they can, through effective coaching, be eliminated and improve your ability to lead more effectively..

Note: Ask yourself the following questions.
  • Do you ask people to do things you are unwilling to do?
  • Do you set clear expectations of what you want from others?
  • Do you let others know what your are thinking when you want something done?

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Leadership Resources

Regulation: Banks are sending notices of account closure out to small businesses across the country, to clients they've done business with for years, even decades. The reason? They often don't provide one..
Operation Choke Point: The Government's Covert War on Small Business (8:48 min)

Millennials: They're smart, tech savvy, confident, and coming to a cubicle near you! Born between 1980 and 2000, Millennials are entering the workforce in the millions -- 76 million to be exact!
Managing Millennials (7:26 min)

Regulation: Choke Point was implemented to squeeze politically disfavored businesses - such as payday lenders, online gambling websites and firearms sellers - by cutting off their access to banking services.
The House Should Be Commended For Effort To Stop Operation Choke Point

Teams: We examine high-performance teams (and their opposites) and wondered what behaviors team leader's exhibit that create extraordinary teams?
5 Ways To Build A High-Performance Team

Leadership: Needing to find and train potential candidates led to reflecting upon everything it takes to run an effective organization. In looking for a way to articulate it, a document was created of questions that anyone who would potentially replace me or join me, needed to be able to answer.
Questions Every Leader Must Ask To Run An Effective Organization

Millennials: Academics, entrepreneurs, and management thought leaders have been trying to decode what it takes to effectively lead Millennials since they arrived into the workplace a decade ago.
Four Lessons From A Millennial's Dream Boss

Management: Review this quick list of the 10 most important management "commandments" to help you get more and better results through your team.
The 10 Management Commandments

Sales Management: Often an organization will reward their top salesperson by making them the sales manager. The attributes of great salespeople are not the same as the attributes of a manager.
The Best Sales Managers Always Possess These 3 Skills

Goals: If you don't have a system in place, the needed corrections will be too big, and you will never get where you intended to go.
These 5 Daily Priorities Will Keep Your Goals On-Track

Business Plan: Your business plan is a blueprint for how your company is going to turn out. Write a solid, detailed business plan, and you'll have a clear idea of how your first few years of operations will go - you'll even be able to use it as a tool to round up funding and attract new partners and hires.
7 Flaws in Your Business Plan You Need to Fix

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