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Five Leadership Techniques That You Can Integrate Today

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Our Integral leadership development program that we teach in Perth contains a wealth of best practice information. Essentially, it is a program that teaches leaders to focus on internal concepts, such as ethics and commitment to personal responsibility.

We strongly encourage you to learn more about the Integral Leadership Development Program; meantime, we would like to offer you five things that you can immediately apply to become a more effective leader.

Face difficult situations promptly

Great leaders don’t shy away from challenges; they face them immediately upfront before the situation turns into something more difficult. Sometimes this means correcting an employee; sometimes it means “salvaging” a million-dollar account, etcetera.

A major part of great leadership is done by example. If your employees know that you are facing your challenges promptly without flinching, they will tend to do the same.

Prove that you are worthy of trust

Employees show more loyalty and work harder when they trust their management and employers. There are many ways that a leader can win the trust of his/her employees.

The best way to start building trust is to make sure the employees know that you care about them. Get to know them in ways that extend past the workplace without being perceived as “invasive.” Also take an interest in your employees’ career paths and their professional goals.

When correcting an employee or a vendor, don’t become angry or condescending. Instead, simply coach them or point out their mistakes in a non-threatening way, then let them know how to do it “right” or at least what you need from them in the future.

Authenticity

Don’t pretend to be someone you are not. Just be yourself. This goes back to trust; nobody trusts someone who is pretending to be someone else.

Don’t demand respect; earn it

Employees will respect someone who shows respect. They respect someone who leads by example. Act ethically and respect others; employees tend to mirror both these behaviours.

Keep a Thirst for Knowledge

Good leaders never stop learning. They are always paying attention and looking for ways to improve their business. They keep open minds and aren’t afraid to try something “cutting edge.”

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Ron Cacioppe

Ron Cacioppe is the Managing Director of Integral Development and holds a BSc, an MBA and a PhD. He has taught in the Graduate School of Management at Macquarie University, Curtin University and the University of Western Australia.

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