8 Essential Ingredients for Leadership Success

July 3, 2014

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The essentials of leadership are many. We live in a fast paced and complicated economy where the quickest technology wins. Our leaders in our area need an array of skills to guide teams to both goals and objectives.

Dale Carnegie Training assesses eight very important ingredients that make for success:

  • Environmental awareness: The culture and the climate must be managed with vision and understanding. Human capital grows in nurturing and engaged surroundings.
  • Communication: Relationships and partnering grow with open and effective interpersonal communication.  
  • Listening: Assessing every moment only increases in quality with active listening and information gathering.
  • Empathy: The strongest managers understand needs and wants and improve opportunity for others.
  • Decision making: This heart of the action skill puts everything in perspective. Challenges, support and negotiation all go together when hunting for accurate results.  
  • Learning: Leaders must get better every day. Education, both formal and informal, makes for both experience and commitment.
  • Flexibility: The challenges of change and its true complications make rigidity and bureaucracy things of the past. Change must come from a series of adjustments and team play.
  • Awareness: Sitting in an isolated office has made many a leader an unemployed manager. Engaging all the employees for suggestions and ideas is now a classic leadership skill.

With vision and understanding now the center pieces for growth in organizations, our leadership here will always create the history that would make Dale Carnegie and Henry Ford proud. It is all about the people and the talent they bring to the table.

This post is brought to you by the good folks at Dale Carnegie Training of Maryland and the DC Metro Area, providers of professional development and management development courses and information in Maryland and the DC Metro AreaWe’d love to connect with you on Facebook and LinkedIn.

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One Response to 8 Essential Ingredients for Leadership Success

  1. Jaret on June 10, 2016 at 7:51 am

    No body has think of Quality of Honesty of Leaders. Most of the so called leaders are not honest nowadays, exploiting their people for their lust for power and wealth

    You are a great Leader many people don’t understand this when they get leadership, they use their power over the subordinate instead of getting things done.

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