"Your people are a direct reflection of you.
They watch you. They follow you.
They measure you. They listen to you.
If you want them to be dedicated to you,
you have to be dedicated to them."
-- Jeffrey Gitomer
[Classic post from 4-25-14]
This is just one tidbit from a wealth of insight by Jeffrey Gitomer in his wonderful book, Jeffrey Gitomer's Little Book of Leadership - The 12.5 Strengths of responsible, reliable, remarkable leaders that create results, rewards, and resilience. It is a perfect book that is easy to read, easy to review, and easy to share. Here are a few more tidbits you might enjoy:
"Manage yourself. . . Lead Others." There is a definite difference between a manager and a leader and it is also true that a leader can be a manager, but mentally it is best to choose one. I choose leader.
"It's not morale; it's attitude. Many leaders look at it backward. They say, "We have a morale problem." Morale is not a problem. Morale is a symptom."
"Are you a leader or a coach? YES!"
"To be a great leader of people--inspire them to follow you, not your rules."
I have had management positions most of my life, but my goal has always been to be a good leader. I feel that I have done that for the most part, and yet I am always learning more.
"Not All Readers Are Leaders, But All Leaders Are Readers." -- Harry S Truman
Spread Some Joy Today--by knowing how to create joy in yourself, do it on purpose, and do it as often as possible.