I’ve had the pleasure of delivering leadership keynotes, seminars, and training sessions for almost 15 years.
It doesn’t matter which companies I speak to–health care, manufacturing, insurance providers …
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It’s one of the best ways to achieve competitive advantage and something called leadership succession. So here are some provocative ideas to help your people be the best they can be.
5 Cool Ideas for effective leadership
1. The team improves right after the leader does.
2. It’s true that if you train your employees, some will leave.
Training can be expensive and it never seems to be finished. Sometimes you’ll spend time, energy, and money grooming employees only to have them leave your employ. This is a far better scenario than not training your people and having them stay.
Special discount for this cool leadership CD
Here’s a special discount for Michael Angelo Caruso’s audio CD titled, Getting People to Do Stuff. This recorded teleseminar is my most popular program ever.
As usual, Michael’s program is packed with useful tips and entertaining anecdotes.
This CD features many inspirational leadership stories, including the true talk of a flight attendant who used a specific leadership technique to influence a group of terrorists trying to hijack her plane! Hint:
The story ends quite well.
3. Motivation remains a mystery to many leaders.
Uncle Aristotle said it first. Later, Sigmund Freud published his famous “Pain/Pleasure Principle”, which states that two basic things motivate people:
a) The anticipation of pleasure
b) The avoidance of pain. Strong leaders use both hot and cold water to motivate and as usual, the magic is in the details.
4. Leaders should not solve problems for direct reports.
When a leader becomes known as a “fixer,” the team stops trying to solve its own problems and brings all its issues to management.
5. A leader’s greatest skill is the ability to speak to groups.
Sure, we like leaders who can compose well-written memos. Yes, it’s important for leaders to read budget reports. But the ability to think and speak on your feet can make or break a career.
See you soon?
Let me know when you’d like me to speak to your company on the subject of leadership. I’ll help make your team even stronger.
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