Being a Leader

As a leader, I have many responsibilities, a big part of my job is people’s attitudes and behaviours, I have a couple of suggestions for myself to accomplish this:
Criticism is futile because it puts a person on the defensive and usually makes them strive to justify themselves. Criticism is dangerous, because it wounds a person’s pride, hurts their sense of importance, and arouses resentment.
A great leader shows his greatness by the way he treats his followers.
A great asset is to have the ability to arouse enthusiasm among your crews.
There is nothing else that so kills the ambitions of a person such as non-constructive criticisms from superiors.
Try leaving a trail of little sparks of gratitude on your daily trips. In meetings make a point to praise individuals for specific jobs in front of other people.
Don’t give flattery, nobody wants insincerity, give honest, sincere appreciation.
If there is any one secret for results, it lies in the ability to get the other person’s point of view and see things from that person’s angle as well as from your own.
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.
Begin with praise and honest appreciation.
Call attention to people’s mistakes indirectly.
Talk about your own mistakes before criticising the other person.
Ask questions instead of giving direct orders.
Let the other person save face.
Praise the slightest improvement and praise every improvement. Be hearty in your approbation and lavish in your praise.
Give the other person a fine reputation to live up to.
Use encouragement. Make the fault seem easy to correct.
Make the other person happy about the things you suggest.
Lead by example – by practicing what you preach.
Be goal-orientated – direct your attention toward a solution, get the most important and urgent things done first.
Take responsibility – for your teams’ actions and their consequences.
Share the glory – A leader is only as good as the team behind them.
Know how to develop a team – Pay attention to strengths and weaknesses, create a greater level of productivity.
Communication – express ideas, listen to feedback with an open mind.
Be courageous and assertive – be willing to face any challenges and obstacles so they can achieve their own goals and goals set by you.
Be confident – part of this confidence is having faith and feeling secure in yourself and not needing to be accepted and loved by others, lead your team to its common goal.
As a leader the example you set is the behaviour your team will follow, good or bad. If you promote someone with undesirable behaviours or habits, don’t be surprised if your entire team starts showing them as well.
The standard you walk past is the standard you except.


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