Monday, October 22, 2007

Leaders Wanted...!

Haven’t been reading as much as I’d like to, of late. :(

So, it felt mighty good to peep into a few of my pending newsletters this morning.

Not disappointed. Found something good on Leadership here.

In a nutshell, the author says employees who are not motivated blame lack of inspiring leadership (I agree wholeheartedly. What’s more, I think even those who are motivated gradually get pushed in the other direction when they consistently suffer from ‘leaders’ who aren’t inspiring). The author says Leaders that can be inspiring are those who are enthusiastic, optimistic and encouraging, sell the benefits, tell stories that make an impact, and actively engage their team in everything that they do (participative management).

PS: Enthusiastic, Optimistic and Encouraging? – That certainly sounds like the fire signs - Leos, Aries and Saggis - would make good leaders. ;)


Kishore said...

Becoming a leader involves making sustained effort to develop a few skills. You can read some compilation of ideas for this on my blog Leader's World . See if any of the ideas posted there offer practical application.

Nimmy said...

thanks so much, kishore! i will look it up!! :)

Samba said...

A little tangential point - I don't think Linda Goodman was any sorta leader!

Nimmy said...

Mmmm. Actually, I don't know too much about her except that she perhaps wrote the most popular book on Sun Signs! :)