Leadership has many definitions and organizations have many types of leaders. Each one has a different set of methods, attitudes and behaviors. Here in Alabama, excellence and good leadership go hand-in- hand with culture, mission, guiding principles and core values. With an emphasis on both process improvement and adaptation for change, it is critical that management performs at the top of its game every day and in every situation. Employees are the first ones to notice when their leadership is challenged or is struggling with direction. Solid leadership supports and creates success.
Dale Carnegie Training offers the following 11 traits of leadership that support the drive for continuous success:
- Engagement: Staying connected and engaged with employees brings a common foundation for assessment and process.
- Accountability: Being responsible for actions is a key factor for a strong culture and healthy business climate.
- Focus: A clear and definable mission helps creates a sound basis for visibility and a confidence within the organization for both teambuilding and opportunity.
- Truthfulness: A history of both trust and integrity will give reassurance in even the most challenging of times.
- Message: While open and responsive communication is essential, allowing employees the chance to discuss issues and ideas are essential for growth and success.
- Duty: Managing harmony as a core value is critical when building teamwork and camaraderie. Relationships are a key component of growth.
- Facilitation: Every coaching moment helps with both questions and understanding. Assessing talent, proper training, and guidance improve idea generation and a collective team commitment.
- Ethics: Within every healthy work relationship is the focus of success and honesty. Complete candor and interaction has to be present in every honest situation.
- Competence: Across functions and departments is the need for both good work and good people. Contributions come from knowledge and effort. Employee engagement is at the center of teamwork and achievement.
- Persuasiveness: Making things happen with information and guidance, and moving the organization forward with reasoning drives goals and objectives.
- Collaboration: Leadership by definition is a combination of managing alliances and individual effort. Being the example is everything.
It is through the traits of organizational leadership excellence that all aspects of success are completed. By understanding the employees, leadership can better understand the business. Management needs followers willing to learn and grow. Within the classic Carnegie Principles, people and leadership work together.
For information that expands on this post about leadership traits, please check out The Leader in You, an important Dale Carnegie business book that applies our time-tested human relations principles that support enthusiasm and productivity. Pick yours up today from any bookseller.
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