One of the principal leadership laws is that we can lead, follow or observe. What we chose is what you are. This is the leadership essential principle not spoken too often.
Ken Blanchard probably did more in his book ‘The One Minute Manager’ then anyone to bring forth the concept of “catch people doing things right”. For some reason many leaders have the mentality that it is their role and duty to catch people doing things wrong. Once this kind of mentality permeates the culture of an organization, the employees become fearful. A swordwieling leader will never get the best from his employees. People may respond short term to this approach, but in the long term they will move on to another job. I ‘m amazed at how many leaders still think they have to be Attila the Hun. It is interesting to note, however, that those individuals who manage by fear are usually the most insecure.
“When corporate leaders make a sincere effort to give managers both challenge and choice, most managers can learn to direct their energy and improve their focus – and ultimately find their way to the sea.”
O son of Prtha, there is no work prescribed for Me within all the three planetary systems. Nor am I in want of anything, nor have I a need to obtain anything — and yet I am engaged in prescribed duties.
Everything is available to you if you connect properly.
Always examine each situation carefully in order to gain the maximum benefit from each interaction.
If people do not move to a deeper level, they will remain imprisoned in suffering
If you are convinced you need others’ help to achieve more, then please treat your people with respect. Invest in making them highly successful by helping them develop their character and competence.
In my understanding, leadership is not only about the leader achieving things by engaging people, but also about helping people grow and develop as humans and devotees through these tasks.
One last caution about the simple yet complicated phenomenon of love: you should constantly try to anticipate beforehand and review afterwards how each of your policies increases the love of those whom you lead. Indeed, one of your main functions as a leader is to express love and help others develop their experience of love. If you fail to understand basic point in this (first) chapter, you stand to lose position, prestige, co-operative association, your good health, your sanity, or perhaps even your life.
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If you start applying this approach in your life and leadership, initially people might object, because they are accustomed to your help. But if they are sincere, gradually they will see that this approach is much better for them, for it empowers them to become more capable of being self-reliant and ultimately, more productive and more effective.
The temptations to be autocratic, to take benefits of leadership for granted, or to become bored or depressed are just a few of the hazards of leadership. There are of course many others. By maintaining a strong connection with divine guidance, and by determined practice, leaders can refuse to give them power and eventually overcome them.
For only when a ruler has learned to listen closely to the people’s hearts, hearing their feelings uncommunicated, pains unexpressed, and complaints not spoken of, can he hope to inspire confidence in his people, understand when something is wrong, and meet the true needs of his citizens. The demise of states comes when leaders listen only to superficial words and not penetrate deeply into the souls of the people to hear their true opinions, feelings and desires.”
Resonant leaders use self-awareness to measure their own moods precisely, and they naturally know they are affecting others.
Good moods stimulate good performances, but it doesn’t make sense for a leader to be happy as a blue jay at dawn if sales are taking or business is going under.
Good conscious leaders develop through a never ending process of self-study, education, training, and experience. This guide will help you through that process.