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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Leadership Fast-Track by Susan Caba

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Chapter

7

Lead ’Em, Don’t Assault ’Em!

In This Chapter

Making a psychological contract with followers

Bolstering positive leadership

Emphasizing strengths rather than focusing on weaknesses

Enriching jobs, granting autonomy, and retaining accountability

“You don’t lead by hitting people over the head—that’s assault, not leadership,” said Dwight D. Eisenhower, 60 years ahead of his time in describing what is now considered the most effective leadership style for creating an engaged workforce.

Positive leaders are good at managing themselves, staying calm in a crisis, and adapting goals to changing circumstances. By keeping themselves motivated and focused, positive leaders engender confidence and stability among their followers. They’ll ...

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