1. Provide an inspiring
launch a crusade
leader, you must
envision the future,
passionately believe that you can
make a difference, and
inspire people to achieve more than they may ever have
You must see a changed world beyond the time
horizon, create an ideal and unique image of what it could
become, open your followers' eyes and lift their spirits. You
must believe that your dreams can become reality and, through
your attitude, get people to see exciting opportunities and
possibilities for the future. People change and unlock their
inner power when they are
engaged and committed.
2. Help people
their personal goals to business goals
is essentially about helping people to achieve
a better life. An important measure of
your own success
as a leader is the success of your
followers. Talented and
empowered employees are the prime ingredient of
organizational success and they need to be able to
lead themselves. Provide
to your people to help each of your followers to
develop into an effective self-leader. Establish an
attitude of relentless growth
to achieve their
relentless innovation a religion
Lead innovation, emphasize opportunities, not problems, and
encourage innovative behavior.
the culture of innovation
requires a broad and sustained
Questions are critical to
innovation, so start with creating
a culture of questioning. Exploration of possibilities,
discoveries, innovation, and progress start with
challenging assumptions, asking searching
“Why?” and “What if?” questions, and plying “What if” scenarios. Encourage your
challenge assumptions, and run “The Best Question”
both individual and collective contributions.
Develop entrepreneurial staff
and create a
that encourages rule-breakers and
Experimentation by definition is a
trial-and-error process, but experimentation is also the key
action, you cannot know whether or not your innovative ideas
will actually work.
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and empowered human capital is the prime ingredient of
organizational success. A critical feature of successful
teams, especially in
knowledge-driven enterprises, is that they are invested with
a significant degree of empowerment, or decision-making
authority. Formulate stretch goals, provide resources, and
empower your people. Find a delicate
between laissez-faire and overly controlling styles.
Coach and train your people
Empowerment alone is not enough. You must train and
your people to enhance their
Coaching is the key to unlocking the potential
of your people, your organization, and yourself. It increases
your effectiveness as a
leader. As a coach, you must help your people grow and
achieve more by
asking effective questions
providing feedback. Find
the right combination
of instructor-led training and
coaching follow-ups to achieve success.
Build teams and
is essential for competing in today's global arena.
Build a star team, not a team of stars. Diversity of thought, perception,
background and experience enhance the creativity and innovation.
A team should not just be diverse; it has to
make the most of it. Involve everyone, facilitate
cross-pollination of ideas, build and empower
if you wish to
harness the power of diversity. Challenge people from
different disciplines and
to come up with something better together and
rewards do encourage people to produce results. But the kind
of ownership that really
is not financial. It is
– they energize people.
become a positive,
Give people a sense of responsibility and
make them feel that their actions make a difference.
with people frequently and praise them.
9. Encourage risk taking
risks. Don't play it safe. Making mistakes is essential to
and organizational growth, as long as systems are developed to
learn from failures and to avoid making the same mistake twice.
The more people fail, the more they succeed. They learn from
action, from mistakes, from
feedback, from getting going. Treat failures as learning
opportunities. Develop a tolerance for mistakes and give your
freedom to fail, learn from failures, and start again more
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Make business fun
As business today is about
passion and creating new things,
has become a big element in the
of many highly successful businesses.
fun an important part of your
and create an
inspiring corporate culture. "What's really driving
the new economy
– and confounding the grand pooh-bahs of the
old one – is that individuals are having a huge impact. And an
awful lot of fun," writes Edward O. Welles in The Fun Factor.
People should be happy at work and have fun. Encourage
just-for-fun programs. "Find some humor in your failures. Don't
take yourself so seriously. Loosen up, and everybody around you
will loosen up. Have fun. Show enthusiasm – always,” advised