Good Leadership Skills

When you are at work, do you get irritated due to the fact that things do not appear to be taking place the way they’re expected to be? You see people milling around but nothing gets accomplished. And in the day-to-day hustle and bustle, do you feel that your objectives continue to be simply that– goals. Then maybe its time for you to stand up and do something about it.

Most individuals are content simply to stand around listening for orders. And it isn’t unusual to embrace a follow-the-leader mentality. However possibly, someplace inside of you, you feel the desire to make things occur– to be the head, not the tail. Then possibly leadership just suits you fine.

Some people think that great leaders are made, not born. Yes, it may be true that some people are born with natural talents. Nevertheless, without practice, without drive, without enthusiasm, and without experience, there can be no true development in leadership.

You should also bear in mind that great leaders are continually working and studying to improve their natural skills. This takes a dedication to regularly improve in whatever endeavor an individual selects.

First of all, let’s define leadership. To be a leader, one must be able to influence others to accomplish a goal, or an objective. He helps in the company and cohesion of a team.

Contrary to just what many individuals believe, leadership is not about power. It is not about bothering people or driving them utilizing worry. It is about urging others to the objective of the organization. It is putting everyone on the same web page and helping them see the big picture of the company. You must be a leader not a supervisor.

First of all, you need to get people to follow you. Exactly how is this accomplished?

People follow others when they see a clear sense of function. People will only follow you if they see that you know where you are going. Bear in mind that bumper sticker? The one that states, do not follow me, I’m lost too? The same holds true for leadership. If you yourself do not know where you’re headed to, possibilities are individuals will not follow you at all.

You yourself have to understand the vision of the company. Having a clear sense of power structure, knowing who the bosses are, who to talk to, the organization’s goals and objectives, and exactly how the organization works is the only method to reveal others you know exactly what you are doing.

Being a leader is not about what you make others do. It’s about who you are, what you understand, and just what you do. You are a reflection of what you’re subordinates have to be.

Researches have revealed that one other bases of great leadership is the trust and confidence your subordinates have of you. If they trust you they will certainly undergo hell and high water for you and for the company.

Count on and confidence is built on good relationships, credibility, and high ethics.

The method you deal with your individuals, and the relationships you construct will lay the foundation for the strength of your group. The stronger your relationship, the stronger their rely on and confidence is in your capacities.

As soon as you have their trust and self-confidence, you may now proceed to connect the objectives and goals you are to carry out.

Interaction is a vital secret to good leadership. Without this you can not be a good leader. The understanding and technical know-how you have need to be clearly imparted to other people.

Also, you can not be a good leader and unless you have good judgment. You must be able to examine circumstances, weigh the advantages and disadvantages of any decision, and actively seek an option.

It is this judgment that your subordinates will come to commit. For that reason, good decision-making is essential to the success of your organization.

Leaders are not do-it-all heroes. You should not claim to understand everything, and you ought to not rely upon your abilities alone.

You must acknowledge and benefit from the abilities and talents your subordinates have. Just when you pertain to this understanding will certainly you have the ability to work as one cohesive unit.

Keep in mind being a leader takes a good deal of work and time. It is not discovered over night. Remember, also, that it is not about just you. It is about you and the people around you.

So, do you have the drive and the desire to serve needed of leaders? Do you have the need to work cooperatively with other people? Then start now. Take your stand and be leader today.

Make a Decision to Take Action Today!

No more ‘Thinking About It’- Make a Decision to Take Action Today!

Never making the decision you know you need to make has been called ‘analysis paralysis’; ‘sitting on the fence’; ‘considering your options’; ‘waiting for the right time’ (when there is no right time); ‘not wanting to rush into anything’; and, in new age lingo ‘being kind to myself by NOT making a decision’. OMG, really? However, deep inside ourselves, if we’re willing to be honest, we know it by another name, and it’s not ‘procrastination’.

It’s called “F.E.A.R.”.

I know fear well, and my guess is that you do, too.

We all do, if we’re honest. And the only difference between those who make fearless decisions and those who avoid them, is that fearless decision-makers are usually creating a life where they’re taking charge of the direction it’s going, and the others are not.

Of course, life has its own way of taking charge from time to time, so we can’t override everything that happens in our lives.

But we can sure make a huge difference in terms of how we feel about ourselves and our lives if we place the decisions that we’re actually able to make into our own hands, and not into the hands of ‘fate’ or, worse, into the messy bog of lethargy and passivity.

Oh, how heavy that bog weighs over time, especially when we heap a ton of justifications and rationalizations on top.

At times we fear making the wrong decision, so we wait until some magical time arrives when the right decision, with all associated guarantees of a positive outcome, has finally presented itself.

But, alas, that usually never happens.

Instead, we just have to jump in and take action, and the action itself often helps us get unstuck to an extent where we can see even more positive action that we can take, and thus, begins our journey out of what we thought was a safe harbour of stagnation.

Later, in retrospect, we usually view being stuck as the limiting and suffocating prison that, in fact, it really was. But until we view that place as our enemy, as opposed to our sanctuary, we’re destined to continue fighting with two sides of ourselves: the one who wants to stay safe, even if it means living a life of stifling boredom; and the one who wants us to reach out and become all that we can be during our lifetime.

The choice we make between those two ‘selves’ ultimately reflects our belief systems.

For example, over many years researchers have studied the motivations rooted in the particular decisions that people make over time, and their conclusions indicate we make decisions simply on the basis of what will spare us the most pain.

So we’re not necessarily choosing joy or happiness, rather, we’re just running away from pain.

This conclusion makes sense if you think about it, and if you consider evolutionary biology and its main tenant: the survival of the fittest. We make decisions that will ensure our survival rather placing ourselves at risk.

However, in this day and age, that doesn’t mean we need to make life and death decisions on a daily basis like whether we’re up to fighting dinosaurs this morning while the sun’s up or wait until sundown when it might be safer. Instead, we’re making decisions about whether to join a new fitness group, or go to a lecture of interest to us on our own.

Or, we could be struggling with starting a project, applying for a desired new job, writing a dreaded essay, cleaning the house, or finally organizing all of the financial papers that are being consistently stuffed into ‘that’ cupboard.

Each of these decisions, even the one about dinosaur hunting, has at its root the notion of choosing less pain over more pain, rather than opting for some pain in order to gain more joy – especially if you’re the kind of person who consistently gets stuck in procrastination (a.k.a. fear).

So, the surprising conclusion to these studies is that we appear to ignore the ‘more joy’ decision in favour of the ‘less pain’ one, and how we eventually make those decisions depends almost entirely on what our belief systems (our decision-making center) define as ‘more pain’ and ‘less pain’; and for each of us, it could be different.

For example, a decision about whether I should I go to the store today or tomorrow to buy groceries because I have nothing much to eat at home depends upon what my beliefs are around eating well. If I don’t care that much, then I’ll likely wait until tomorrow (more pain, in this case, is going today when I’m already comfy at home or trying to get home after being at the office all day).

However, if my belief system defines eating well as very important, for whatever reason, then less pain will mean going to the store today. You see how this works? If you take some time to examine almost any decision you’ve made in this way, you’ll likely piece together the belief systems that inform the decisions you make.

Another example might be trying to decide whether or not to spend $5,000 on a holiday to Hawaii in the spring. And again, your belief system will guide this one equally well. You might decide to go, even if you haven’t yet saved the money, because you hold a belief that it’s more important to live life fully in the moment as opposed to waiting until you have the funds in your hand.

Or, you might not decide to go into debt for a holiday because it would violate a belief you have about the importance of being fiscally responsible.

In both of these examples, the person is choosing ‘less pain’ over ‘more pain’ based directly on their personal belief systems (i.e., putting oneself in debt to go on a desired holiday vs. denying oneself a desired holiday; and being fiscally responsible vs. being in debt).

In this same way, you might find it useful to examine kind of decisions you’re making (or not making) to see how this ‘belief system’ principle is working in your life.

Which decisions are you making (or, again, not making) that are keeping you safe, yet stuck in a prison, comfortable though it may be?

And, which ones do you need to make that will most likely provide you with the kind of longer-term gratification that will actually offer you more joy, rather than merely less pain?

Sometimes choosing ‘more pain’ will ironically produce ‘more joy’ in the end, and more often than not, the ‘more pain’ decision means facing our fears head on so we can wrench ourselves free from the frozen place we grew beyond in spirit long before now.

So take some time to examine your decisions (or refusal to do so, which of course, is still a decision) and see if you can find places where you can choose considerably ‘more joy’ in your life, despite the short-term pain you might need to experience in order to arrive at a place where you’re no longer imprisoned by your fear.