Leadership is a position of both challenge and opportunity. Across Michigan, every single day organizations must put everything together and improve both the talent base and the processes. Now, no one expects perfection in leadership and management and every single business makes mistakes; it is integral to the team to take the risks necessary to grow and accept errors and failures as learning tools.
Knowing the basics of our Dale Carnegie Principles will help with accurate decision making and problem solving. Winning friends and influencing people in a positive way have been foundations of success since the first classes taught by Dale Carnegie himself.
Leaders must assess four important ingredients for engagement and define success by doing the simplest of things in a smart way:
- Focus on employee engagement: Sometimes leaders focus on the non-core activities like charts and weekly meetings and forget that people are the most important aspect of any business.
- Stay attentive on goals and objectives: Stay on course each and every day and involve everyone instilling both consistency and purpose.
- Open communication is essential: Getting ideas and solutions from the ranks is very important. Those individuals doing the job are the experts. Lead and ask questions that improve direction. The smartest people work close to leadership.
- Welcome feedback and disagreement: This approach in organizations makes sense. Actively listening to the good and the bad makes improving processes a lot easier. Welcome the passionate and the outspoken employee. Mistakes can be expensive.
When leadership succeeds here in Metro Detroit and Southeast Michigan, it is because of these Dale Carnegie– focused ingredients as well.
Focus, commitment, and engagement can make business better. Ask the team every day: “How is the team doing?” It indeed makes a difference.
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