4 Steps to Qualtiy Leadership

Discussion in 'ten-forward' started by Antus, May 26, 2006.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Antus

    Antus Registered Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2006
    Posts:
    76
    I firmly believe this forum has the best moderators on the web, second to none. Congrats to them all. The following is a clip on Leadership.
    =========================================================
    1. Let them watch you do the job.

    This is the step where potential leaders are recognized. In this step, existing leaders notice those who naturally stand out and seem to attract others through natural charisma, knowledge and abilities. These individuals are not necessarily destined to be leaders, but they exhibit leadership traits. It’s at this step that a new candidate is chosen.

    2. Teach them to do the job.

    At this stage, the candidate helps the leader perform his duties, learning the trade along the way. The leader will impart valuable insight and maturity throughout this process, instructing the trainee as they work together. A good example of this would be an electrician’s apprentice.

    3. Make room for them to do the job.

    This is where the trainee gets all his practice. A wise leader makes room for failure, allowing the trainee to learn the hard way, by making mistakes, and shape his own philosophies and tendencies. An effective leader will not quench opposing ideas, but will corral these philosophies and traits toward a commonly-held positive goal, teaching the trainee how to use those qualities to have a positive influence on those that are being led.

    4. Get out of the way and let the new leader do the job.

    This is the final step. The trainee has matured and gained valuable wisdom and insight through the training process. They’ve made mistakes and learned the hard way. They have established a rapport with those they’re to lead, who look to the leader for direction. At this point the leader can step back and allows the protege to do the job without individual restraint. New ideas and philosophies flow into the arena, and the new leader can begin to look among those he leads for people that exhibit the qualities of a future leader. And so the cycle continues.

    The Trust Factor
    A deciding factor in good leadership is to determine whether people are following the leader, or simply obeying him. Anyone can get into a community and start telling others what the rules are, but if that person doesn’t demonstrate that they can be trusted, the people will simply obey and not follow.

    How do you establish trust and confidence? Good question. One way is by communicating a vision of where you are going, what you are doing and what you believe. If people sense a lack of confidence or ability, they will not respect your place as a leader. It’s important to understand that the people make you a leader, not a higher-up. By establishing this respect with those you work with, you will be recognized as a leader
     
  2. big ed

    big ed Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2003
    Posts:
    3,137
    Location:
    Ye Olde New England
    To put it simply...."Walk softly but have a pile of rocks handy"!
     
  3. beetlejuice

    beetlejuice Registered Member

    Joined:
    Oct 12, 2002
    Posts:
    8,523
    And don't forget the beans. Eat LOTS of beans. :gack: :blink:
     
  4. Valkyri001

    Valkyri001 Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2004
    Posts:
    300
    Location:
    Friendswood Tx. 77546
    Okay! I got beans, a pocket of rocks, what about sticks? Are sticks okay?:)
     
  5. eyes-open

    eyes-open Registered Member

    Joined:
    May 13, 2005
    Posts:
    721
    Only if you're sure you've got the right end of it .........
     
  6. Firecat

    Firecat Registered Member

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2005
    Posts:
    7,927
    Location:
    The land of no identity :D
    And garlic as well :D
     
  7. Marja

    Marja Honestly, I'm not a bot!!

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2004
    Posts:
    4,553
    Location:
    In the Vast Fields of My Mind
    Let's be realistic here, NO ONE is gonna let ya in the lead after Beans and Garlic, the sticks n stones are just to beat yer way to the Lead.....after which no one will still be following you anywhere.........IMHO!

    Maj Mar n the Brigade/with the Mounties
    (Still testing the Margaritas, Generalissmo SaltaLime'!)



     
  8. Cochise

    Cochise A missed friend

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2003
    Posts:
    2,549
    Location:
    North Thoresby Lincs Good Olde England
    Yep!...Sticks are OK.......they come in handy when you have to 'Stick' it to the person above you whose job you want......Sticks are good.....always carry one behind your back....:shifty:


    Cochise, Sticking up for myself in Stalingrad..
     
  9. Primrose

    Primrose Registered Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2002
    Posts:
    2,743
    All potential leaders must first have been observed doing at least 10 of the following to even reach the short list..



    1. At Lunch Time, Sit In Your Parked Car With Sunglasses on and point a Hair Dryer At Passing Cars. See If They Slow Down.

    2. Page Yourself Over The Intercom. Don't Disguise Your Voice.

    3. Every Time Someone Asks You To Do Something, Ask If They Want Fries with that.

    4. Put Your Garbage Can On Your Desk And Label It "In."

    5. Put Decaf In The Coffee Maker For 3 Weeks.

    Once Everyone has Gotten Over Their Caffeine Addictions, Switch to Espresso.

    6. In The Memo Field Of All Your Checks,

    Write "For Smuggling Diamonds"

    7. Finish All Your sentences with

    "In Accordance With The Prophecy."

    8. Don t use any punctuation

    9. As Often As Possible, Skip Rather Than Walk.

    10. Order a Diet Water whenever you go out to eat, with a serious face.

    11. Specify That Your Drive-through Order Is "To Go."

    12. Sing Along At The Opera.

    13. Go To A Poetry Recital And Ask Why The Poems Don't Rhyme

    14. Put Mosquito Netting Around Your Work Area And Play tropical Sounds All Day.

    15. Five Days In Advance, Tell Your Friends

    You Can't Attend Their Party Because You're Not In The Mood.

    16. Have Your Co-workers Address You By Your Wrestling Name,

    'Rock Bottom'.

    17. When The Money Comes Out of The ATM, Scream "I Won!, I Won!"

    18. When Leaving The Zoo, Start Running Towards The

    Parking lot, Yelling "Run For Your Lives, They're Loose!!"

    19. Tell Your Children Over Dinner. "Due To The Economy,

    We Are Going To Have To Let One Of You Go."
     
  10. big ed

    big ed Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2003
    Posts:
    3,137
    Location:
    Ye Olde New England
    Oh great... wandering Primly,

    I tried #9....the pranthy thing... but had to desist cause everyone tole me I was being thilly!

    Tho there....., Thneaky ed
     
  11. big ed

    big ed Registered Member

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2003
    Posts:
    3,137
    Location:
    Ye Olde New England
    Verry sage advice yor Cheeziness.....cept my Protologist tole me never retreat when somewuns ahind yoo w/a stick!

    Yore 1st step backwards cud bee yore last, Woo Hoo ed
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.