Every day, I get asked “What can I do to help someone on my team with their leadership skills?”
Save your money on any long drawn out leadership development program and apply these 4 easy things to do each and every day. These 4 things should be in your daily repertoire at all levels of your organization.
Here is an explanation of this leadership infographic.
Listening with your ears and body language gives the person who is talking a valuable message. That message is saying I’m interested in what you are sharing and respect your opinions. Got 300 Seconds speaks more on this.
2. Be Curious
Being curious about others requires you to not only listen but ask questions. Asking questions that prompt further discussion. Avoid conversation blockers or the yes-no questions.
3. Helping Others
Great leaders understand that leadership is about other people. Those who are selfless and take the time and effort to develop others will be inspiring. Leadership is not about being in the lime light but being there to lift others up and to new levels. Outstanding leaders are always looking for ways to help others.
4. Be the Role Model
You never know who is watching you, but trust me, you are being watched. Those around you are looking to see if you really walk your talk. As a leader, raise your bar or your personal standards. Your actions will speak volumes regarding what you believe is acceptable and unacceptable. We are who we hang around with. Be that person who inspires others to reach and be more than they ever thought they could become.
When your team puts these 4 simple things into action: listening, being curious, helping others and being a role model, you will see a difference. That difference will be noticed in your company’s culture, employee relationships, loyalty and more.
Try these skills with your customers and clients and reap the rewards.