Patrick Leddin, a professor for the managerial studies program at Vanderbilt and a senior consultant for FranklinCovey, bases his seminars and classes around four main tenets of what makes for a great leader. Here's a brief breakdown.
Getting hired is a very important transition, writes Kevin Rains, and it deserves to be marked with a ritual that is both meaningful and memorable. And if you're onboarding correctly, new team members will be imprinted with your shop's culture and become long-term employees.
While being an executive leader removes you from employees, it’s important to stay in tune with what’s retaining confidence in your leadership. Here's some advice from Tim Adelmann, executive vice president at ABRA, on how to do that.
Senior-level leaders not only know how to lead, but also how to stimulate leadership qualities in their employees. So when took over her father's shop, she looked to inspire employees to follow the confidence she displayed as a leader.
When the ego is abandoned, two things happen: It creates a more human connection between leaders and their teams, and it fosters an environment where people are fearless, as well. In hierarchical relationships, a fearless environment is not just important for the growth of a business—it’s essential.
Noted leadership author and speaker Jessica Pettitt wrote an entire book on forming better connections with employees. As a condensed version, here’s a flowchart Pettitt uses as a guide to more meaningful conversations.