As a leader, have you developed a culture of achievement among those you lead?
In yesterday’s post we talked about employee disengagement and how developing a culture of achievement significantly increases engagement and the associated productivity.
In his leadership book, Lead Like Jesus, business guru Ken Blanchard and co-author Phil Hodges address the four aspects of a servant leader who understands the power of developing a culture of achievement based on four facets of servant leadership.
-> The Heart – The best leaders serve those they lead to encourage and empower them to do the best possible job you hired them to do rather than seeking your own glory.
-> The Head – Those who are the most successful in leadership see and share the completed vision of where they are going long before they begin the journey.
-> The Hands – Your journey to effective leadership begins with your first leadership role in which you are a novice (follower) and progresses through the apprentice (learner), journeyman (practitioner), and ultimately the master (teacher) roles.
-> The Habits – The real purpose of a leader is to develop leaders and the daily habits you employ will go a long way in achieving that purpose. The best leaders make time for solitude, reading for personal and professional development, rest at the appropriate times, and more.
Sol says… “The plans of the diligent certainly lead to profit, but anyone who is reckless certainly becomes poor.” ~ Proverbs 21:5
To be a great leader, recognize that everything is not about you and focus on how you develop those you lead and make it about them.
While you do that, make it a great day and keep being awesome.
Brian Kennedy is an encourager who shepherds small business owners and entrepreneurs along the path of business success to preeminence by embracing time tested principles and executing the associated fundamentals daily.