With heart

By Dan Rockwell via leadershipfreak.wordpress.com   Article

15 Ways to lead with heart

“Leaders with heart:

  1. Say what they really think. Posturing reflects a closed heart.
  2. Remain predictable. Practice the ritual of touching base with teammates in the morning, for example.
  3. Reject the trappings of position. They won’t connect with you when you seem high and mighty.
  4. Live by values more than results.
  5. Create safe environments. Beastly leaders use fear to coerce compliance.
  6. Expose their own weaknesses that strengthen connection, but don’t foster entitlement or indulgence. Be “one of” not “one above.”
  7. Show interest in teammate’s family members. You connect with others by showing interest in their children, for example.
  8. Get out of your office.
  9. Honor the skills, passions, and strengths of others. Let others shine.
  10. Express tenderness toward others even as you expect excellence from them.
  11. Admit their own mistakes.
  12. Ask forgiveness for offenses.
  13. Stand with people who screw up.
  14. Express gratitude.
  15. Support the development of teammates and teams.

… All heart without results is weak. All results without heart is ugly.”


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