GOLD-Influential Leader

In this five-minute guide, we are going to answer one simple question: what makes a great leader. Many people will think of a leader as someone who takes tight control over a team, as someone who is loud and brash, and perhaps someone who is even a little physically intimidating when the need arises! But as you’ll see in this report, that’s actually the furthest thing there is from a “great leader.” And if you act in this hands-on, aggressive manner, then you are only going to crush the soul out of your team, and stifle any real productivity or creativity.

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10 Lessons 00:23:56 Hours
3 Ways to Become a More Influential Leader
1 Lessons 00:02:30 Hours
  • 3 Ways to Become a More Influential Leader 00:02:30
  • Why Empathy is the Most Important Leadership Trait 00:02:40
  • Why Emotional Intelligence is Crucial for Effective Leadership 00:02:28
  • The 3 Most Common Leadership Mistakes 00:02:13
  • How to Stop Blaming Others and Take Ownership of Your Actions 00:02:19
  • How to Speak So Others Will Listen 00:02:19
  • How to Influence Others to Take Action 00:02:22
  • All Leaders Are Readers: 5 Must-Have Books to Read to Become a Better Leader 00:02:21
  • 5 Leadership Skills to Help Your Business Grow 00:02:12
  • Why EVERY Manager Should be Trained in Emotional Intelligence 00:02:32
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In this five-minute guide, we are going to answer one simple question: what makes a great leader.

Many people will think of a leader as someone who takes tight control over a team, as someone who is loud and brash, and perhaps someone who is even a little physically intimidating when the need arises!

But as you’ll see in this report, that’s actually the furthest thing there is from a “great leader.”

And if you act in this hands-on, aggressive manner, then you are only going to crush the soul out of your team, and stifle any real productivity or creativity.

So… Just What Is a Leader?

Of course, there will be an element of taking control, and every now and then you might need to calmly let a team member know that you aren’t happy with them.

But the main roles of a leader are as follows:

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·       <!--[endif]-->Protect the team

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·       <!--[endif]-->Nurture the team

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·       <!--[endif]-->Guide the team

<!--[if !supportLists]-->·       <!--[endif]-->Inspire the team

When you can do this, you help your team to work more effectively toward end goals, while at the same time building a strong foundation that will keep the group strong for many years to come.

Let’s start with that first one: what does it mean to protect team?

Simple, it means creating a safe environment where those following you are able to work to the best of their ability.

In a workplace setting, this means firstly making sure that they are comfortable in their work environment, and that they are happy doing the kind of work they are doing. Making sure that their most basic needs are met is a simple priority for any manager, and one that they should take extremely seriously.

 

If that chair is making your employee uncomfortable… then change it right away! How can they do their best work, if they are constantly squirming in their seat?

 

But protecting and nurturing your team goes beyond simply looking after them physically. Of course, this also extends to protecting their emotional wellbeing, and protecting them from decisions that might come from higher up.

 

This usually means making sacrifices, and it means taking responsibility.

 

As leader, you might well have goals that you need to meet. The poor leader will get stressed about these goals and will attempt to take a stranglehold over their team to make them happen. Likewise, when things go south, that leader will then be able to blame the team for the mistakes!

 

But what effect does this strategy have on the team itself?

If your team know that when things go badly, you are simply going to point the finger at them – potentially resulting in their jobs being at risk – then they are going to be much more stressed while working.

 

When we are stressed, this causes physical changes in the brain that actually stifle creative problem solving. Moreover, it causes us to rush and to make more mistakes. AND it prevents us from taking any creative risks.

Suddenly, the web designer will stop adding the flourishes that only they can bring to the design, and instead will churn out a by-the-numbers website.

 

Likewise, placing this kind of pressure on a team can cause them to being to argue. Suddenly, the fact that Jeff goes for 20-minute cigarette breaks is no longer an amusing quirk but rather a serious issue that is preventing work getting done.

 

You know what really prevents work getting done? Arguments!

That’s why as manager, you become the first line of defense against interference from higher-up. When you fail to meet targets, that is now your responsibility. Taking this approach means your team remains safe, which means they can work MUCH more effectively.

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