Thursday, August 22, 2013

A winning culture

Leadership Lessons

The purpose of the 7 Daily Nuggets is to teach us what we need to know to live a prosperous life; the things that we may not have learned or are not currently learning in church, school, home or at work. Let’s apply what we learn here and share these nuggets with others. We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give. Be a giver in a world of takers.

What kind of culture are you part of? A poisoning culture or a positive leadership culture?

A leadership culture is a winning culture. 

A leadership culture comes from a followership culture.

The following is a quick self-assessment on leadership lessons. Take a few minutes to evaluate yourself and your team culture on these 10 lessons. Take time to discuss it. 

Self and Team Assessment of the Lessons for Leaders

Lesson Description
Leaders start as followers
Follower and leader with developed traits acquired and forged in the field of action

Leaders put their followers first
Servant leadership – servant to the team

Great leaders do not try to motivate their followers
Inspire followers by being the example for them to emulate

Leaders take a turn in the dirty work
Perform the most difficult job no matter the level or how difficult or dirty

Great leaders train followers to be great followers, capable of taking over the leadership
Serve as role model for followers by training, educating, and coaching

Diversity in people and their capabilities is critical to success
Promote an inclusive culture where different thinking is valued

Individual ideas and actions make an impact
Recognize, examine and reward ideas and actions based on the potential consequences

Use a decision making model
Use a sound decision making model that is understood by everyone in the organization

Recognize followers’ achievements in public
Affirm, approve, appreciate, and recognize followers for specific achievements on a timely basis

Leadership will be lonely
Use the lonely moments for reflection to learn lessons and to develop a foundation of love and trust

If you are too big to follow you are too small to lead.

Great leaders are precious, great followers priceless.

Want to learn more about how to develop a great culture? 
Get Follow to Lead  for you and your team. A small investment with a big return.

Be blessed and be a blessing to others.
Carlos Fontana, President of Phalanx
Co-author of the book Follow to Lead (The 7 Principles to Being a Great Follower)

Author of the book PRICELESS (Sixty-Six Simple Stories of Reflection, Love, and Legacy)

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