Values Based Leadership and Team Beliefs
A leader has to identify the values that guide his or her decisions and actions. It is essential to find an expression of values that reflects both the beliefs of the leader and the team he or she leads.
A leader`s personal values should be the basis of what he or she says or does. The leader`s personal values should be in sync with the values of the individual team members.
Your voice should be based on your leadership philosophy. Demonstrate your character, honesty, integrity, resilience and self-confidence through your actions. They speak louder than words and carry more weight.
Steve Jobs was a credible leader because he constantly connected what he said with what he did. This was clearly illustrated in his telling of how he was fired from Apple Computer. Despite this he went on to establish two new technology companies Pixar and NeXT.
Become a master story teller able to captivate your audience with your words. Develop your communication skills keeping your message simple yet elegant. That is the true definition of sophistication.
All great leaders survive the long term by sticking to their values, never compromising on what they believe is right for the business. By sticking to your beliefs and passion you will have the stamina to perform over the long term focusing on your customers.
Be different by distinguishing yourself from the competition. This is best done by continually learning and innovating. You cannot know what knowledge will be useful in the future so keep acquiring new knowledge. Sometime in the future you may find a use for the knowledge you gain today.
You have to trust in something, your gut instinct, destiny, karma or in whatever you may call it. This is the basis of learning that has led to break through business innovations.
Always find the silver lining in the cloud. There is opportunity in every situation. Bad weather for example, means an opportunity for ecommerce to prosper. Instead of getting into traffic to head to the mall to listen to a sales person explain things, prospects and customers can be encouraged to get online to listen to your broadcast of information.
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