31 Days to Becoming a Better Leader
This is the step for making things happen. It’s the integration of strategy into performance. The team goes into action with the steps they have created, that they now own, you have approved, and all is transparent.
Use Flash Meetings to keep your team on track, motivated and accountable to you and to each other building a high performing culture.
The best leaders are coach and mentor to team members so it's important to learn the difference between the two and to master both.
Using a job description is a formula for low functioning by focusing on tasks. Use a Position Desctipion to focus on results.
Evaluations are key to building and maintaining a high performing culture. The leader need to learn and master the art of evaluations.
ere is a skill to hiring the right staff as well as hiring the right consultants for any organization. Here's Hugh's steps to be sure it's a good fit.
Time management is really managemant of self, in that we must be able to learn to use the resources available to us, including time.
Managing stress is the challenge for any leader. Remaining calm is the first step. Hugh's system for leadership is key to understaning how to manage self.
On of the support groups that I recomend is a mastermind group, in which peers work with each other to solve problems and support each other.
If you want to be successful at your fullest potential, then hire a coach. There's no short cut to success and you can't do it alone.
Continuing improvement as lifelong learning is essential for leaders to stay ahead in today's world and to excell in performance.
Develop your life plan before you plan your enterprise to be sure that the enterprise supports the life you want rather than drains your energy, time, and assets.
Now that you’ve defined what you want your life to look like, it’s time to define your achievements in your personal life.
Leaders primarily are influencers. In order to influence others positively, we must first influence ourselves, that is, learn to manage our time, our emotions, our work, and our life.
Transformational leaders are not intimidated by teams, committees, or boards. Conversely, they lead those groups to fulfilling participation with mutual accountability.
The top 5 leadership deficits are what causes 90% of the failures. Be open to change and personal transformation in order to become a better leader.
The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. – George Bernard Shaw
When planning for the enterprise you lead, be sure to plan for your life as well. Then integrate the two plans. Balance doesn’t mean that everything is equal. Balance means that we highlight what’s more important and place it in perspective with everything else.
I’m thinking of calling my book Adrenaline as a Way of Life. Or maybe I’ll try Time: There Will Never be Enough of It, So Squander What You’ve Got.
Hugh's list of his top 10 books for leaders focusing on improving there skills to improve the success of the organization they lead.