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How to Become a Better Leader

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Posted 20 December 2013 by Chris FarmerChris Farmer

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Become a better leader

Leadership is important to you because you are paid for your ability to add value to the people in your organisation, and its customers. If you can't, or don't, add much value, then you can't, or won't, be paid very much. And if you do "add value", then you will be paid accordingly.

Remember, you are not paid merely because you are an educated person. Mistakenly, many educated people falsely believe they will be paid more, just because they "have a degree". But that ain't necessarily so. There are many educated people who don't do very well for themselves.

In addition, you are not paid for your intelligence. There are many intelligent people who are failing to make much headway.

Instead, you are paid for the value that you add to the organisation for which you work. The organisation puts a dollar value on your work, and you are paid in relation to your ability to add value. In fact, I would suggest that many are not paid for what they actually do: they are paid for their decision making ability. They are paid to make good decisions.

How about this following suggestion? You are not paid according to the amount of work you do. You are actually paid according to the value (the importance) of the decisions that the organisation entrusts you to make. If they will entrust you with the big money decisions, then you are paid big money.

If they will not entrust you with the big money decisions, then you will be stuck on small money, and you will work physically harder than "the decision makers upstairs".

  • If you make the heavyweight decisions, then you are paid the heavyweight salary.
  • If you make the lightweight decisions, then you are paid the lightweight salary.

So, in order to progress, it is not necessary nor desirable to try to do that by working harder, and longer. It is necessary to try to improve your capacity for:

  • Making brilliant decisions.
  • Persuading others that your decision is the correct decision, then
  • Figuring-out how to implement your decisions, and
  • Figuring-out how other people might put them into operation.

Note the following: To the degree that you can develop your powers to make brilliant decisions, plan their implementation, and organise people to successfully carry them out, is the same degree to which you are a leader and thus your progress is rapid.

To the degree to which you don't make good decisions, you don't plan ahead, and you don't gain the cooperation of others, to do the work, is the degree to which you don't get ahead.

So I would suggest that your leadership effectiveness revolves around developing the capacity to:

  1. Make brilliant decisions.
    These include the following types of decision: Yes or no? Decisions. "Which one, what kind?" decisions. "What is the correct order?" decisions. "What are the causes, and what are the solutions to this problem?" decisions.
  2. Persuade others that your decisions are correct and should be accepted. (Communication skills).
  3. Analyse goals into their composite tasks, (analytical thinking skills) and then...........
  4. Organise the tasks into practical plans of action. (Planning skills). And then......
  5. Gain the cooperation of other people who will work with you to implement the plan and achieve the goal. (People management skills).

How can you learn these skills?

Answer: you could attend our two day leadership programme.

If you would like to come to the course, it will be fun and you will learn a lot.

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