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Listening Problem-Solving

Listening Can Keep Problems from Escalating

A Cherokee proverb says, “Listen to the whispers and you won’t have to heartrust the screams.” Good leaders are attentive to small issues. They pay attention to their intuition. And they also pay close attention to what isn’t being said. That requires more than just good listening skills. It requires a good understanding of people, and it also means being secure enough to ask for honest communication from others and to not become defensive when receiving it. To be an effective leader, you need to let others tell you what you need to hear, not necessarily what you want to hear.

Gordon Bethune, former CEO of Continental Airlines, took this idea step further when he advised, “Make sure you only hire people who will be willing to kick the   door open if you lose direction and close it.  You may be able to ignore somebody’s opinion if you don’t like it, but if the person has the data to back it up, your intellect should be able to overwhelm your vanity.

A common fault that occurs in people as they gain more authority is impatience with those who work for them. Leaders like results. Unfortunately, that action orientation sometimes causes them to stop listening. But a deaf ear is the first symptom of a closed mind, and having a closed mind is a surefire way to hurt your leadership. Continue reading “Listening Problem-Solving”

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Guarding Against Unrealistic Thinking

As a good leader you have to guard against the human natural bent such as selfish, greedy and dishonest. Asking yourself questions to help you define reality isn’t enough. You have to do more. Here are four practices to help you to become better leader.

Admit Your Weakness

Try to train yourself by voice weakness such as “I

am an alcoholic”,” I must confess to others, “I am an unrealistic person.” Admitting my weakness is a first step toward recovadmint your mistakeery. You can’t define realit

y if you won’t face reality. As a good leader, it is important to know where is time

to get help from other to sove the problem for great of good.

Embrace Realistic Peopleunrealsitic thinking

The old saying “birds of a feather flock together” is really true. Normally people like to be around people who are like them. That may be a good thing when they want to have fun, but it can be a bad thing when you want to lead well. As a leader, you need peo­ple to complete yourself, to be strong where you are am weak. An effective leadership team has members who complement one another.

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DEFINING YOUR LEADERSHIP

One of the leaders that popular is Winston Churchill, England’s prime minister who stood up against the Nazis during World War II. He was a leader’s leader! He once remarked, “In every age there comes a time when a leader must come forward to meet the needs of the hour. Therefore, there is no potential leader who does not have an opportunity to make a positive difference in society. Tragically, there are times when a leader does not rise to the hour.”

What determines whether a leader emerges to meet the challenge of the hour? More to the point, what will determine whether you will step for­ward to successfully meet the challenges you face? The determination factor is how you handle certain critical moments in your life. These moments will define who you are as a person and as a leader.

How Will You Be Defined?

If you are familiar with philosophy of leadership and, then you know that everyone have their own opportunities to growth. In fact that, there is a not overnight success and from the core principles of John C. Maxwell there is Law of Process call “The Irrefutable Laws of Leadership” which  states, “Leader­ship develops daily, not in a day”. In additional, the choices we make in critical moments help to form us and to inform others about who are we.

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