|Fulfillment@Work: WHIZ KIDS TO LEADERS, PART 2
April 21, 2002
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Published by Joel Garfinkle, Dream Job Coaching
1. Life Evolution Tips
2. Whiz Kids to Leadership (Part Two)
3. Executive Coaching
4. The Great Question
Life Evolution Tips
Continuing with our Leadership Series, following are 5 more guidelines to determining a great leader:
6. Great leaders know when to take advice.
7. Great leaders possess the foresight to move ahead, even in the most questionable times.
8. Great leaders love what they do and communicate their passion to others.
9. Great leaders learn to lead by following.
10. Great leaders never quit.
"A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the quality of his actions and the integrity of his intent."
"The ultimate leader is one who is willing to develop people to the point that they eventually surpass him or her in knowledge and ability."
~ Fred A. Manske, Jr.
"I have three precious things which I hold fast and prize. The first is gentleness; the second is frugality; the third is humility, which keeps me from putting myself before others. Be gentle and you can be bold; be frugal and you can be liberal; avoid putting yourself before others and you can become a leader among men."
Whiz Kids to Leaders, Part 2
In last issue's part one of Whiz Kids to Leader, we discussed what happens when the star employee steps up the ladder to a leadership role, how they handle the climb. We also discussed what separates a great leader from his followers, and began with steps to determine a great leader.
We continue with step six:
6) Great leaders know when to take advice. They value support from others and bring others into their circle who can provide the counsel they need. They realize how large their tasks are and bring in the necessary resources and people to generate the support which is vital for success. Coaches, mentors and other respected leaders are a part of their support team.
7) Great leaders possess the foresight to move ahead, even in the most questionable times. They take risks and realize the importance of moving forward daring themselves and others into new dimensions and directions. They realize this is apart of their responsibility and not something they can turn their backs away from. Once they realize the vision, they rise up to the occasion and take the necessary risks needed for implementation.
8) Great leaders love what they do and communicate their passion to others. They exude a passionate energy that rubs off on the others around them. They have a light, effortless and clear persona that comes forward because they are so one with their work. Others feel this and want to be apart of this shadow of a vision that the leader is bringing forward.
9) Great leaders learn to lead by following. They trust those who are in authority above them and are loyal to them. They are inspired by the message and shadow that is coming forward and may even notice themselves liking them and wanting to be more like them.
10) Great leaders never quit. They embrace and overcome any obstacles, personal or otherwise, that stand in their way. Thus, they need to do the necessary work on themselves to not allow anything that is holding them back or habits they do which are limiting from being the best leader as possible. They can then readily apply that knowledge of overcoming to obstacles that others within the organization must overcome and help them to see ways around them.
Leaders inspire others not to focus on the obstacles, but on the end result of achieving the goal they are striving for, even if it seems insurmountable.
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