Leadership in the Trenches Col Harry LeBoeuf, USAF (ret). We all Lead in the Trenches!. Six Leadership Skills. Leadership Skill #1: Listening. “The #1 skill of the 21 st century leader is listening.”. Peter Drucker Author & Management Guru.
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Six Leadership Skills
“The #1 skill of the 21st century leader is listening.”
Author & Management Guru
“99% of the best ideas we ever had came from our people.”
“A task without a vision is drudgery.
A vision without a task is but a dream.
But a task with a vision is the hope of the world.”
Inscription circa 1770
Church in Sussex, England
“The role of a leader is to find a thousand different ways to say the same thing.”
Harry Quadracci, Founder
“But the core of the matter (leading change) is always about changing behavior of people, and behavior change happens in highly successful situations mostly by speaking to people’s feelings.”
John Kotter, Author
Leading Change and The Heart of Change
Stage 1: Excitement
Stage 1: Denial
Stage 3: Acceptance
Stage 3: Hope
Stage 4: Commitment
Stage 4: Commitment
Remember: training is only appropriate if an employee needs a specific Skill, Knowledge, or Attitude that he/she does not currently possess to successfully fulfill their role.
“A good plan
is better than a perfect plan
General George S. Patton, Jr.
“Vision without execution is an hallucination.”
Def: Giving people the Freedom to Succeed.
Goal of emancipation is NOT to completely eliminate bureaucracy, but to eliminate unnecessary bureaucracy!
NOT: How Much control do I need?
Is: How Little control do I need?
“I can live for two months on a good compliment.”
Humorist & Author
Bosses motivate employees.
Employees motivate themselves.
Employees do what they do for their own reasons.
People do what they do for their organization’s or boss’ reasons.
Realities of Motivation
Great leaders look for the roadblocks to motivation.
Great leaders look for people to pump up.
Our job is to make our horses thirsty!
Our job is to lead our horses to water.
Leadership in the Trenches
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