VIDEO OF THE MONTH: Why Good Leaders Make You Feel Safe
What makes a great leader? Management theorist Simon Sinek
suggests, it's someone who makes their employees feel secure, who draws staffers into a circle of trust. But creating trust and safety - especially in an uneven economy - means taking on big responsibility.
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ARTICLE OF THE MONTH: What Makes a Good Leader? Simple Ways to Improve Your Management Skills
What makes a good leader is the use of effective management skills such as spending 50 percent or more of their time listening carefully.
Great leaders understand that some of the best leadership qualities entail listening to others with undivided attention.
When was the last time you actually listened single-mindedly to one of your staff members?
Can you remember when you last listened to some without interruptions or distractions from either telephone calls or drop-in visitors, when you just focused intently on the person speaking with you, ignoring all else? When CEO Alan Mulally arrived at Ford, he used a technique he had refined at Boeing. He found a way to instantly shift the senior executives on his team from talkers to listeners by changing the way he evaluated his team's performance.
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