While it may be true that a happy team is likely to achieve better results faster than an unhappy one, that isn't always case. There will more than likely come a time when the harmony of the group will have to be sacrificed in order to reach the enterprise's goals. The purpose of leadership is not to build a happy, collegial team. Instead, the purpose should be to lead your team towards achieving very specific goals.
Still not convinced? Consider this example; a football manager spends an entire season building a content, happy team yet they fail to win anything year after year.
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So you want to be an effective leader, huh? Separating your own personal desires and preferences from the goals of the enterprise can sometimes be tough, but the only way to truly be an adequate leader is to quash your presuppositions.
If you have been paying attention to our blog, then you have already adopted the Enterprise Commitment as your daily mantra: When working in a team or group environment, I will place the interests of the enterprise ahead of my own.
By using your knowledge, experience and judgement to make decisions (especially hard decisions) you will help your group come closer to achieving their common goal--but only if you learn to lead in an unbiased manner. Think you are ready to lead without personal preference? Download the first chapter of Do Lead for free today.
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Are you serious about re-wiring your mindset so that you can become an even better leader? Then, you are going to have to adopt the Enterprise Commitment as your daily mantra: "When working in a team or group environment, I will place the interests of the enterprise ahead of my own."
The above Enterprise Commitment is applicable in any situation, formal or informal, when you aim to help a group of two or more people achieve their common goals.
The Enterprise Commitment serves as a reminder that your natural leadership style doesn't always translate to strengths in leadership. In order to transcend your natural leadership style, you are going to have to adopt the mindset of a Synergist leader.
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Engaging in occasional acts of leadership is definitely a laudable goal however, if you want to be considered a great leader, you are going to have to hardwire your mindset. Luckily, Les McKeown shows you how in his latest book.
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