Renewing Yourself as a Leader

1.Take a time-out each day. Put a “Gone Thinking” sign on your door and don’t let anyone disturb you..

2.Pursue hobbies and interests outside your business. They’ll provide relaxation and may inspire creative ideas that you can feed back into the business.

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3.Take a vacation or a sabbatical. (But first, make sure you leave the company in good hands!)

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4.Spend time with your family. Kids provide a refreshing perspective.

Are You a Good Manager

A third of workers don’t consider their boss a good leader, according to a poll conducted by e-learning firm SkillSoft of more than 200 U.S. workers, in which four out of ten have been working in their field for more than a decade.

More than 35 per cent of the employees polled did not consider their boss a leader and 30 per cent did not think they were qualified to do their job.

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Some other thoughts:

How To Be A Leader by Emma & Ricky

How to be a Good Leader by Roger Darlington

Seven Personal Characteristics Of A Good Leader by Barbara White

With the lack of leadership becoming a greater concern in the business world today, it is important that leaders and managers pay attention to what is happening around them. Ask for feedback.anonymously if necessary. Look at yourself in the mirror, take classes, read etc.

Complacency should be avoided…..why be average?

Leader / Manager

A leader can be any individual within a specific group or task that is taking charge and “getting things done”. A leader is an individual that can pull a group together or get results individually.

A manager is similiar with the added responsibility of ensuring personnel coordination, time lines are met, morale is positive within the group, overseeing and applying the necessary resource to the project. The overall scope and responsibility lies with the manager. Understanding the employee as an individual, each person tends to have a different catalyst for motivation.
The most important trait is RESPONSIVENESS, far to many times have I seen the lack of response from a co-worker, boss, vendor etc. turn the issue into a speculation game. People will start to come to their own conclusions and this could negatively affect the company. Again Identifying one’s strengths and Responsiveness are important actions to apply.

An article in Business Week says :

“Business leaders are often compared to performing artists. Both are on stage a great deal and are expected to sway audiences. The best leaders and performers often rely on dramatic flair to ensure that what they say is memorable and moves others to action.”

Either way learning and growing should be constant.