LEADERSHIP, AN ART FORM
Dr. Shayne Tracy
ibciinstitute | Aug 6, 2020
Great leadership is more an art than a science. Leadership is a collective of interpersonal and operational skills that can be learned, practiced and taught.
However, the 3 “ps” - Purpose, Perseverance and Practice are needed to perfect an effective style for an individual leader.
Check out the 5 habits that will empower a leader:
Point of vision vs point of view:
This regards day-to-day operational activity… the details of the day become your daily point of vision, unless you have time to step back and have a point of view: The bigger picture.
This is literally giving your calendar time to do “horizontal thinking” - creative, innovative and exploratory work to predict the future direction of your organization. You can dedicate that time to a business coach who will stimulate your thinking and inspiration.
Communicate the “Point of View” to give meaning, context and motivation to others.
Identify and amplify important priorities that create value. Make a list of the main priorities that need to be achieved and focus, focus, focus. Communicate priorities in a consistent, vocal and visual way to focus on professional activity. A great question to ask yourself and others is: “What choice can I make and what steps can I take at this time to achieve my priorities?
Demonstrate decision making with courage, confidence, conviction and commitment.
Make a decision, take it once and move on after you have done your research, consulted the others involved and have established a plan of action. Self-confidence and security motivate others to produce results. Remember that not taking a decision is a decision! Be prepared to admit that you are wrong if the decision you make is inappropriate for the circumstances.
Develop your strengths: Build your strengths, recognize your responsibilities.
Most people have a good understanding of their strengths. You cannot be everything to everyone. Participate in projects and activities in which you can demonstrate your strengths. Focus on what you know and do your best. Be an ever changing learner to increase your knowledge base and work on developing your skills repertoire. Be a role model for others.
Recognize: Recognize and use the strengths of others. Strong leaders are able to recognize the skills and knowledge of others. Consult, collaborate and coordinate the strengths of others to generate commitment and obtain a better result. Train others and allow yourself to be trained by people with skills, knowledge and wisdom. Above all, take the time to genuinely get to know others, what drives them and what motivates them to achieve. Acknowledge and express appreciation for your accomplishments.