Our topic is– Great Leadership qualities
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Leadership in it’s finest state is not as easy as it appears. It take constant thought and planning. Great leadership is a position that is earned. Recently, I had the opportunity to take a mastermind class with a leader by the name of Bob Daves. Bob is someone I have great respect for. I must admit that I am a person that is extremely drawn to self-help and self-improvement. However, my first thought upon learning that Bob Daves was offering a Mastermind class on leadership qualities as a complementary addition to his program, I asked myself, do you really need this refresher on leadership after years under my belt in management? Of course I did and I simply could not resist signing up. Not only did I learn many things that I was unaware of on the various different kinds of great leadership styles, the Mastermind class, which is held via teleconference, gave me the opportunity to refresh and sharpen my skills. It has done wonders for my sense of confidence. It is like a shot of vitimin B 12 to boost your energy as well as your leadership skills. I took a long look at my style of leadership. Am I great or simply good? I realized that there were areas that I needed to improve and relearn. Bob Daves has a unique method of involving class members and reminding them of the most important qualities that great leadership requires, whether you lead a small group, a big company, or just yourself. He suggests reading John Maxwell’s 5 Levels of Leadership– for those who are beginners.
During his Mastermind class he refers to Maxwell’s book The 21 Irrefutable LAWS OF LEADERSHIP
Short Leadership recap of just a few of the key points covered in Bob Daves Mastermind Class:
- Lead by example-this is self-explanatory. You must set a positive example for those you are leading to help inspire and motivate them. In other words, practice what you preach.
- Listen to what your team or subordinate tells you. Accept the fact that you are not always right and others may have strong points and observations to share with you. Great leaders always want their team to win even when they have to take a back seat.
- Be authentic and honest. It will not take your team long to see that you are speaking out of both sides of your mouth. What you say, as well as your actions will be observed carefully. If they differ from the direction that you have laid out, your team becomes confused and eventually will lose faith in you.
- Do not micro-manage. Sometimes it may appear to be easier to do it yourself than it is to allow someone else to spread his or her wings and grow. You can easily miss an innovative idea from someone else by demanding the task be done your way under under your control.
- Do your job to the best of your ability. Your efforts will not go unnoticed. Great work on the leaders part sets the stage for all the rest of the team.
- Think outside of the box. Create a vision, and be sure to plan ahead for any unexpected circumstances or set backs.
Bob is native of North Carolina. After college, Bob joined the Air Force and enjoyed traveling including a one-year tour in South Korea. It was while he was in the Air Force that he became interested in Personal Growth and Development. Bob has studied for over 35 years under mentors like Zig Ziglar, Jim Rohn, Brian Tracy, Tom Hopkins and many others. In 2013, Bob had the opportunity to join the #1 leadership expert in the world, John Maxwell and his advance leadership team as a certified trainer, coach, and speaker. Bob is married to his wife Kay for over 18 years. He has two children and five grandchildren all of whom live in Indiana. Bob & Kay spend their summers in North Carolina and for the past four years in Florida.