The 6 Critical Practices For Leading a Team
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Blog: Are you a Strategic Leader of L&D?
Wait, don’t answer that. As much as the term strategic is thrown around, it’s not a simple question. Nor is strategic leadership a one-time commitment you can add to your resume like a job certification.
Leadership Tip: Build Other Leaders
One of the essential roles of leadership is to coach potential by unleashing the untapped talent and potential of others.
Leadership Tip: Demonstrate Humility
Has your lack of humility ever limited your perspective or lessened your influence as a leader? Would you even know if it had?
Leadership Tip: Reinforce What's Important
How do you reinforce what's most important?
Leadership Tip: Listen First
When was the last time you listened to understand rather than to reply?
Leadership Tip: Model Work/Life Balance
If paparazzi had followed you last week, would they have seen a balance of activities at work and outside of work? What’s the impact?
Leadership Tip: Place the Right People in the Right Roles
How many people on your team are in the right role? Do you need to make adjustments?
Leadership Tip: Make High-Value Decisions
Do you dedicate your time to the activities that will yield the most impactful results on the organization and your team’s mission?
Leadership Tip: Talk Straight
When was the last time you technically told the truth, but left a misleading impression?
Leadership Tip: Confront Bad Behavior
Difficult behaviors often work for people because the behaviors catch us off guard and we freeze (e.g., your brain starts racing and you think, Did she really just say that?) and/or we get so uncomfortable that we do whatever it takes to end the interaction.
Leadership Tip: Lead Difficult Conversations
Have you avoided a difficult conversation and inadvertently caused the situation to worsen?
Leadership Tip: Lead Through Change
When leading through change, are you calm, confident, and focused – or anxious, threatened, and scattered? Be the leader your team deserves, especially during uncertainty, with this tip.