Most people think of leadership in terms of influence and power. As an executive leadership coach, I have spent a significant amount of time coaching leaders around the world in learning the truth. At the core of leadership it’s more about the people they lead than their own authority and influence.
Effective leadership is about bringing out the best in others and creating a positive and productive work environment. By helping their team members to grow, develop, and succeed.
Here are a few meaningful and important ways the best leaders bring out the best in others:
Believe in who they are: To bring out the best in others, it’s important to believe in who they are as individuals. This means recognizing and valuing their unique talents, skills, and abilities, and helping them to develop and grow.
Boost their confidence: To bring out the best in others, it’s essential that you boost their confidence. This involves providing encouragement, support, and recognition to help employees feel valued, appreciated, and capable.
Set high expectations: To bring out the best in others, it’s imperative that you set high expectations. This means setting clear, challenging, and achievable goals for their team. By doing so, leaders show their people that they believe in their abilities and potential, and that they are capable of achieving great things.
Speak the truth: To bring out the best in others, it’s essential that you speak the truth. Because honesty and authenticity can inspire and motivate people to strive for excellence and to be their best selves. Additionally, by speaking the truth, leaders can provide constructive feedback and support that can help employees to develop and grow.
Provide guidance: To bring out the best in others, it’s crucial that you provide support and guidance. This means being available and approachable. Additionally, it means offering help and advice in the skills and knowledge needed to succeed.
Positive work environment: To bring out the best in others, it’s necessary that you create a positive work environment. This means fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation, and continuous improvement, and providing resources and support to help employees succeed. By creating a positive work environment, leaders can attract and retain top talent, and can promote a culture of excellence and success.
Bottom line, great leaders are distinguished by their ability to bring out the best in others. By recognizing and nurturing potential, they inspire greatness in those around them.
Lead From Within: Bringing out the best in others is a crucial aspect of great leadership.
#1 N A T I O N A L B E S T S E L L E R
The Leadership Gap
What Gets Between You and Your Greatness
After decades of coaching powerful executives around the world, Lolly Daskal has observed that leaders rise to their positions relying on a specific set of values and traits. But in time, every executive reaches a point when their performance suffers and failure persists. Very few understand why or how to prevent it.
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Of Lolly’s many awards and accolades, Lolly was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc. magazine. Huffington Post honored Lolly with the title of The Most Inspiring Woman in the World. Her writing has appeared in HBR, Inc.com, Fast Company (Ask The Expert), Huffington Post, and Psychology Today, and others. Her newest book, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness has become a national bestseller.