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The Difficult Truth About Leadership

It’s no secret that employee turnover is directly related to the quality of leadership.

The difficult truth is; that might be you.

People have no interest in being part of an agenda.

  • They are interested in being valued for their contribution.
  • They are interested in being part of something important.
  • They are interested in honesty, fairness, openness, and collaboration; as long as these qualities exist in their managers.
  • They are interested in growing, learning and feeling supported in their development.
  • They are interested in feedback that supports their career path.
  • They are interested in someone to watch out for them and guide them as a mentor.

As a leader, do these things and watch the turnover numbers fall.

Leaders who fail to do these things will always experience high turnover and burn out.

When you think you’ve developed yourself enough as a leader, that’s the time others start to surpass you.

Your VIP title isn’t enough.

You’ll need real skills and a commitment to retain your key talent.

The mindset of “good enough” is what keeps leaders and organizations from being great.

To accelerate your leadership development reach out to talk with me.

The Execution Risk of Leading is High

Getting people information is not the same as giving them an understanding of what’s needed.

More information isn’t the answer.

Understanding what’s needed, and being able to deliver that are.

How will you help with that?

There’s an abundance of information out there. But there’s a shortage of wisdom and understanding.

How will you deepen influence?

What’s your game plan? Where will the answers and understanding come from?

Let’s examine some simple qualities; honesty, integrity, openness, trustworthiness, kindness, initiation, and engagement.

In any interaction we can calibrate whether these qualities exist or not, and to what level.

In any interaction only 1 of 3 things is happening. You are either:

  • Diminishing the interaction
  • Supporting the interaction
  • Elevating the interaction

What moves the dial towards elevation vs. diminishment?

That’s where influence deepens.

Self-development is empowerment.

Our greatest decision is who we decide to become.

 

If you’re ready to move the dial, reach out to me.