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Leadership Is Action…Not Position

Layne McDonald. Ph.D.

A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better. - Jim Rohn

People respond to good leadership! Period! It is in all aspects of our lives, not just business. A mother is a leader in her home; a son may be the leader of a team sport, or a daughter may be the debate team leader. A group relies on the person in charge to lead them to success. A true leader is highly ethical, honest, and respected.

In our society, we have leaders and followers. Are we born to one or the other? No! Can you hone your leadership skills? Absolutely!

The leaders that I admire seem to have all of these in place:

They think BIG! They do not put a ceiling in place. Instead, no limit is set on how big or much better something can be.

The goals are firmly set, and the eye does not come off it.

They make known to all involved the final product they are all going for; for example, if you sell widgets, it takes x number of devices to be affluent, or you want to win that football game and the title. Know what you are going for.

They can get compliance with orders.

When goals are met, they set new goals or raise the bar.

People will follow your lead willingly if you are honest, ethical if you are consistent, and treat them with respect. Rewarding someone when a job is well done is always appreciated. A good leader will also offload someone who consistently hinders the group and is not a collaborator.

You can improve your self-respect and become an inspiration to others. How great is that!

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