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Nine Proven Leadership Principles

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 9:10am -- Beth Flynn
  1. "Grow leaders and difference-makers, not just followers
  2. Build and orchestrate synergistic, high performance teams more powerful than the sum of their parts.
  3. Focus your organization on strategic priorities and simplify operations to accelerate progress.
  4. Champion the people who purchase and use your products and services.
  5. Cultivate a performance-based culture of innovation that unleashes the innate desire in the people who lead to solve, create and contribute to winning.

Believe the Possibility

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 9:04am -- Beth Flynn
  • "Leading with compassion entails using a leader's interpersonal skills to alleviate suffering in work interactions with followers.
  • Leading with compassion becomes a powerful form of modeling compassion.
  • Leaders can build skill in allowing suffering to surface, engaging in sensitive inquiry work, remaining mindful, attuning to others, and listening with empathy.

Believe the Possibility

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 9:01am -- Beth Flynn

"There's an old saying: 'History doesn't repeat itself, but it rhymes.' That's especially true when we're thinking of our personal histories. Why? The circumstances of our lives change week by week, year by year. But we're still standing. And our habits of thinking tend to produce consistent results no matter what's going on in our work, relationships, or the world around us.

Inspire Others to Live Their Purpose

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 10:09am -- Beth Flynn

"As a leader, you want to share the organizational purpose with the purpose of inspiring others to join the mission and be on a mission. You want to let everyone know why your organization exists and why their work matters. Many think they have to work at a homeless shelter or go to Africa to make a difference. They think they have to find meaning and purpose outside their work. And while it's wonderful if they want to volunteer for a charity or feel called to go on a mission trip, as a leader you want to remind your team that you don't have to go on a mission trip to be on a mission.

Believe the Possibility

Tue, 01/08/2019 - 10:06am -- Beth Flynn

"There's an old saying: 'History doesn't repeat itself, but it rhymes.' That's especially true when we're thinking of our personal histories. Why? The circumstances of our lives change week by week, year by year. But we're still standing. And our habits of thinking tend to produce consistent results no matter what's going on in our work, relationships, or the world around us.

Ways to Build Trust

Mon, 11/14/2016 - 11:40am -- Beth Flynn

1.     Keep an open mind about the view of others

2.     Show genuine concern for other people

3.     Encourage openness and honesty

4.     Communicates clear objectives

5.     Demonstrate commitment to personal and organizational values

6.     Display confidence and capability (p. 164).”

 

What are some things you do to build trust?

 

From: Gautrey, C. (2014).  Influential leadership: a leader’s guide to getting things done.  London:  Kogan Page.

Mindfulness and Self-Knowledge

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 1:40pm -- Beth Flynn

“When it comes to knowing yourself, you are likely to have some blind spots.  We all do.  Unfortunately, not seeing ourselves accurately can have negative consequences.  We may over-estimate our performance and then are surprised when we are passed over for promotion.  Even when the outcomes are not as consequential, we miss opportunities to change our behavior.  Underestimating our performance can also be detrimental.  We may have done well in others’ eyes, but having a low image of our performance can cause us unnecessary stress and may make us take actions that preclude opportunities tha

Most Prized Management Behaviors

Tue, 10/18/2016 - 1:37pm -- Beth Flynn
  1. "Be a good coach.
  2. Empower your team and don't micromanage.
  3. Express interest in team members' success and personal well-being.
  4. Don't be a sissy.  Be productive and results oriented
  5. Be a good communicator and listen to your team.
  6. Help your employees with career development.
  7. Have a clear vision and strategy for the team.
  8. Have key technical skills so you can help advise the team (p. 72-73)."
 
 

Believe in Yourself

Tue, 10/04/2016 - 12:08pm -- Beth Flynn

“You are a unique human being, and there is no one else like you in the world.  You have unique gifts, talents, and perspectives that you bring to your relationships with others.  You have experience and knowledge that position you to make the world a better place. 

Consider all of the roles you play in the work you do and the life you lead.  Think about the difference your efforts have made to your networks over the course of a lifetime.

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