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From the Post: The Power of Perception: How Individual Staff Perceptions Shape Leadership Effectiveness

As you read through articles on this and many other leadership topics you begin to see patterns emerge especially around communication and building relationships. I’m not telling you anything new or mind-blowing, I’m reiterating some of the key factors that need to be repeated and practiced. Below are five opportunities to practice some of these key concepts.

Read through these five approaches pick one, just one, and practice it with your team. Once you feel confident with that approach pick another one, practice it, then combine the two approaches. Keep doing this until you have developed your own style of leadership effectiveness. 

This type of practice takes time to build into a habit for yourself, so give yourself grace and time to change or enhance the way you lead. 

  • Foster a culture of transparency and openness by sharing information, soliciting feedback, and involving staff in decision-making processes.
  • Lead by example, demonstrating integrity, authenticity, and consistency in behavior and decision-making.
  • Invest in building positive relationships with staff members through active listening, empathy, and recognition of their contributions.
  • Provide opportunities for professional development and growth, demonstrating a commitment to supporting staff members’ career aspirations.
  • Address concerns and conflicts proactively, demonstrating a willingness to listen, understand, and resolve issues in a fair and equitable manner.

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