By Linda Fisher Thornton
You may have thought this post was going to be about how to get people to do more and to achieve more. It is about that, but not in the way you might think. In my experience, when the leader improves, everybody can do more. Bear with me as I describe for you how you can get the most out of your people by squeezing every drop out of your own talent and potential.
Think about how carefully you squeeze the last bit of toothpaste out of the tube, or finish the last bit of orange juice before recycling the container. You want to get every drop, right? Applying that same mentality to your leadership, you’ll want to get the most out of it that you possibly can, by:
- Learning proactively
- Keeping up with changing leadership expectations
- Staying competent in every aspect of your work
- Reaching for your ethical best and setting a good example for others to follow
- Asking your team how you can improve your leadership, and learning how to live up to their expectations
When you put consistent effort into leading, and work to get more out of your own talent, everyone on your team benefits. The results can be extraordinary. While it may seem counter-intuitive, squeezing every drop out of OUR leadership talent is what brings out THEIR best performance.
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Well said. Good leadership does have an amazing multiplying effect, bringing out the best in everyone.
When a leader lives above the, ”Command-and-control” leadership, and allows inclusive/collaborative leadership, the outcome is innumerable talents and innovative ideologists from employees. The leader has unlocked the sources of the rapid growth and development of the organization. If a leader advances 5 steps towards the employees, they will advance 20 steps towards the manager and the organization.