How to be an Effective Leader - Workplace Leadership
Being an Effective Leader
Over the many years that I have been employed in the retail industry and specifically as a retail manager I have attended many Leadership Training Seminars and Leadership workshops. For the most part I found each of them very interesting and enlightening. The really remarkable thing to me has been that each one of these training courses have pretty much all approached the subject differently and yet still managed to cover the exact same core topics.
Now please do not misunderstand these are great topics and an Effective Leader should have a good understanding of all of them, But in my opinion there are a few other topics that are seldom touched on and every bit as important when considering ways to become an effective leader.
Because there are several effective leadership traits that are frequently overlooked in the leadership development courses a number of potentially great managers and supervisors walk away shaking their heads and feeling like they missed something.
Workplace Leadership to me is the real world. In the classroom or meeting hall it is very easy to imagine yourself putting into action all those wonderful job skills and leadership qualities that you are hearing about. It is not so easy once the real world intrudes. Leadership training tends to over look the human factor in any business.
The human factor is but should not be overlooked when attempting to educate someone on the qualities of an effective leader. Being an effective leader means knowing and understanding how and why people react the way they do to a given situation.
This is the first of a series of articles that will address the concepts of Workplace Leadership by taking into account the unpredictable nature of the human factor.
Workplace leadership concept
Teamwork Reflects Leadership
"Teamwork reflects Leadership" was a line in one of my favorite old movies "Remember the Titans"
I have never heard a more truthful statement. Every team success and every team failure belongs to the team leaders.
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