Lightning Fast Leadership Lessons

It seems everyone is moving at the speed of light these days (except unfortunately our economy).  In the midst of the hectic lives we lead, we sometimes neglect the simple things that could help us get where we want to go.

1.  Find out what other people want

You can inspire and motivate people more easily if you know what turns them on, what lights their fire, what keeps them awake at night.  Don’t be so frantic that you forget this ‘niceties’ in dealing with others.

2.  Explain the ‘why’

It’s important for people to understand why you’ve asked them to do something.  Some managers are guilty of just barking orders. But that leaves people feeling like peons or cogs in a wheel.  You’ll get more commitment to producing quality work when people know that what they’re doing matters and why.

3.  Take good care of yourself

It’s tempting to keep your nose to the grindstone when there is so much work to be done.  However, it’s critical that you ‘invest’ time in taking care of yourself.  Make sure you get enough rest, schedule time to workout, spend time with the family, reward yourself when you’ve completed something big.

Even if you’re short on cash, do something inexpensive to reward yourself.  Enjoy an ice cream cone, watch your favorite DVD movie, exchange back rubs with a friend or partner. Restore your spirit.

Take these lessons to heart and take the struggle out of right from the start!

One thought on “Lightning Fast Leadership Lessons”

  1. I think one of the most important things we forget to do, when we are entrprenuers, is to take care of ourselves. I am guilty of that! My problem is that I love what I do so much that going for that walk or whatever, seems to take second place. When I hated what I did, going for that walk took first place and was essential to my well being. Now that I love what I do, that’s been reversed. Go figure! 🙂

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