Vision: The Difference Between a Leader and a Manager One of the most important leadership qualities that separates a leader from a manager is the ability to establish and articulate a vision. Having a clear and positive vision is essential to any organization or personal leader. This vision should be clear, positive, attainable, and well
Good leaders recognize that people come from a variety of backgrounds and are looking for different things from an employer. Whether it’s affiliation, independence, or anything in between, it’s important to take the time to understand the unique needs of each employee in order to meet those needs. Happy employees equal a happy and productive
This week, the U. S. Labor Department reported that employers advertised for more open positions at the end of April than had been previously recorded in the fifteen years the government has been tracking the statistic. With hiring on the rise, employers and potential employees will find themselves engaged in more job interviews in the
One major quality of leadership is the ability to get things done. The bottom line of attaining real accomplishment is not activity, it’s getting the right results. Many leaders and business owners suffer from “analysis paralysis,” and get hung up on asking for more evaluations, statistics, analysis, and meetings. This process is usually accompanied by
It’s a cliché, but it’s true: Time is money. This is especially true for small business owners, many of whom find themselves stretched to the breaking point by the number of things they need to do to run their companies effectively. When business owners become fatigued, productivity often suffers, which in turn has detrimental effects
You’ve worked hard to ensure the lines of communication stay open within your organization. (Check out “How to Identify and Break Down Communication Silos in Your Organization” for more on how to do this.) However, you are worried that the messages being sent through those channels aren’t as effective or clear as they ought to be.
What sets leaders apart from mere managers? The ability to craft and clearly articulate a vision. Vision allows leaders to present a hopeful and positive image for tomorrow. To be effective, this vision should persuade and attract every member of the team, organization, or family. It should also motivate everyone to cut through the noise
In order to be great leaders, we have to be able to be active listeners. Here are 5 tips for becoming an active listener: 1. Sustain your attention- provide verbal and non-verbal cues that you are actively listening (i.e. nodding, eye contact, minimizing distractions). 2. Don’t over-interpret- avoid jumping to conclusions early in the conversation.