Tag: Organization

Leading with Respect

Regardless of the environment or situation, people want leaders who respect and value how they contribute to the achievement of organizational goals.

Few areas, however, gain respect more quickly than by showing respect to and for others. A couple of suggestions include: 1) attention given to work accomplished, 2) time to build relationships, 3) accepting responsibility and giving accountability, 4) transparency, and 5) trust.

Leaders who strive to gain, earn, and achieve respect lead with heart. They touch the lives of those who follow and change the power of teamwork in the growth of any organization.

Transparency

Transparency is a vital component to making things happen. A Forbes article identifies what happens when leaders are transparent.

  1. Problems are solved faster.
  2. Teams are built easier.
  3. Relationships grow authentically.
  4. People begin to promote trust in their leader.
  5. Higher levels of performance emerge.

Based on these five areas, transparency enables followers to understand and assist leadership in ways that move an organization forward to greater achievements.

How can leaders become more transparent in their leadership? Start with communication.

The time invested to produce a system of solid communication raises transparency and its benefits.

Five Leadership Components…

Organization, arrangement, design, forethought, and groundwork are key components in our leadership.

Organization: Organizational success is determined by the strength of its leadership.

Arrangement: The arrangement of each component is critical for development.

Design: The design stage in planning is where dreams unfold into direction.

Forethought: When planning, forethought includes vision, goals, mission, core values, people, and obstacles.

Groundwork: The groundwork is based on the forethought given to the specific nature of planning.

When leaders in the Lord’s kingdom give thought to planning based on these five components, the reality of success occurs at the right time and the right place.

Deep Cleaning…

After years of accumulating stuff, there is often a need for deep cleaning. A few trips to a dumpster, a bottle of cleaner, and a few hours of time creates a healthier environment. 

Lessons related to leadership underlie this need.

1) Perception is reality. Consider the perception others have about who we are by the way our home and work area looks. Is it sloppy or neat? Lazy or diligent? Indifferent or serious?

2) Appearance communicates volumes. As difficult as it is to consider, the appearance of our home and work environment communicates priorities, time management, and professionalism.

3) Organization increases morale. Knowing our home and work space is cleaner and organized makes it more exciting to be there. Productivity and influence rise.

With a little deep cleaning, we might find a healthier leadership.