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How can I become a more strong and effective leader for my company?

asked May 22, 2017 by Jose Gonzalez
660 PointsSilver
Hello Jose,

Thank you for this question. In my opinion, think of the famous line 'Know Thyself': It's about taking the time to have a strong vision for your own leadership and leadership team as well as for your company. If you want to lead and motivate a strong workforce, also make sure to know and share the vision and core values of what the company wants to do within the organization and within the community.

A good leader understand that he and his team are here to serve others not just increase the bottom line. It's an honor to be a leader and and it's a leadership obligation to create a caring and connected workforce for all employees, not just the executives and shareholders.  For example, when I was a leadership executive for a health care system, our vision was to 'be the leader in providing a service and care for older adults and the chronically ill.'  We all understood our vision and knew that we were there to serve people in need. Our leader, the C.E.O & President, encouraged us to honour the vision and the core values and we met regularly to update each other on congruency with that vision. As well, we were encouraged to lead by example and take care of our teams so they all had a voice and felt they worked in a fair, accountable and caring environment.  

As many of us spend much of our lives at our place of employment, an effective leader leads with both accountability and kindness - they walk hand in hand for the long-term benefit of all employees.
May 23, 2017
+8 Votes
140 PointsSilver
Being a good leader is one who can see and interpret the vision to their
team. Not only can they see and interpret the vision, they role up their sleeves and lead by
example. By doing this, it creates trust by the whole team. If a team trusts each other AND their
leader - there is nothing they can not accomplish together.
Aug 23, 2017
0 Votes
2740 PointsGold
Jose, The quote "Leaders are readers" comes to mind. Continuing to expand your knowledge base is essential for being able to guide a team and a company through the pitfalls of business.  According to an article in the Huffington Post called "The Reading Habits of Ultra Successful People", Bill Gates reads 50 books a year and Mark Cuban reads at least 3 hours a day.  Leaders not only read a lot, they read to further their knowledge as opposed to "reading for pleasure". By investing in continuous learning, you will have a rich knowledge base to draw from when  leading your team. You can supplement this by listening to audio books in your car, while exercising, etc.  Never stop learning.
Jun 1
0 Votes