Effective leaders motivate people to adopt the organization’s purpose as their own and to do their best to fulfill that purpose. They inspire people to achieve more than they ever thought they could. They generate loyalty to the organization and get people to work together rather than against one another.
How do effective leaders do these things? Essentially, they …
• Build trust.
• Share a vision.
• Focus people on the right tasks.
• Create accountability.
• Maintain alignment.
• Coach and mentor.
These skills are more complex and more difficult to learn than management skills. Yet they are skills, and that means that you can learn them, practice them, and use them.
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