Surround yourself with people who are honest, sincere and who bring different perspectives and ideas to the team.
Everything begins with trust. Without trust among people, all other decisions and actions will be challenged and much more difficult to accomplish.
The importance of open lines of communication can not be overstated. It is essential to be available to all on your team and be of value on their journeys. Enable and empower other leaders to lead, but be ready to help as well at all times.
How to motivate employees? In short, flexibility. People are motivated by different things based on their character, integrity, priorities, age…and many other factors. To some it is time in the office; to others it is a corner office and a title; or it could be money (salary and bonuses)…and the list is nearly endless. Find out what are cultural and …
Be yourself. Always and in every exchange. Even if something doesn’t work out long-term it is always better (especially in retrospect) to have spoken the truth and said what you believe and think then to have faked to be something or someone you’re not.
False promises lead to nowhere other than to demise of your own credibility and respect across an organization. Follow the process and confirm whether something can or should be accomplished before you make any promises or commitments. Do not commit to people just to see them smile. As a leader, you are not in a “people pleasing” business and you …
Do you know who is in it (at the very core) and have you recently asked each of them individually to share what they truly think about you? It is important to go through this exercise at times in order to supplement your own self-awareness about your strengths and areas for improvement.
Do you believe in the products and services you sell? Do you use them yourself? Are your friends and family using them? Would you recommend them to your closest circle or are you simply doing your best to hit your quarterly quotas and targets in search of your bonuses? Either way, we can tell. Well, most of us you are …
Trust your experience, you are ready. You didn’t come this far to only come this far. Believe in yourself, move forward and take that first step into the unknown. What do you have to lose? Take a shot!
One of many ways to test out who is trustworthy and who can keep confidential information to themselves.