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Thursday, 20 August 2009

Top 10 Tips: For being a great leader

by Kathy Robison, YURU inspires

1. Start your day like a designer asking, “What do I want to create today?”

2. One of the most important roles of a leader is encouragement. The best way to encourage desired behaviours is to model them.

3. Encourage good old-fashioned debates at every meeting. That’s where the good ideas live.

4. Remember, trust is knowing that when your teammate is challenging you it is because they care about whatever you are discussing.

5. Hold people accountable to their agreements, not your expectations. Most people care deeply about keeping their own agreements but rarely care about someone else’s expectations.

6. Just like you create value for your clients/customers, you must create value in a work environment that promotes passion, trust, respect, and collaboration. Those are the things great companies are made of.

7. Get curious and start asking a lot of questions. . . the answers will generally take care of themselves.

8. Think bigger; until your dream of success is absolutely out there and impossible to ever achieve.

9. Don’t underestimate the influence you have on others.

10. Don’t take yourself so seriously; learn to laugh and have fun at the office.

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