If you are in a position of leadership, we cannot understate the importance of demonstrating this key quality. Despite the millions of people who aspire to be leaders, the effectiveness of most of them is lost because they forget to include this most necessary aspect.
Committing to your people requires a skill that cannot be taught. The ability to place others before yourself. To show commitment to their success above your own. If you do not exercise this form of selflessness, you can expect your leadership to be very limited, flawed, and full of issues along the way.
At Leadership Gold, we work with leaders from all over the world. We're constantly surprised at how many supposed "leaders", simply like to hear themselves talk. It's as almost if their self esteem is tied solely to how many people stare at them and follow their instructions. Therefore, they focus more on being at the front of the class, than focusing on their true objective: The commitment that it takes to drive others to succeed. How can you avoid falling prey to this self-defeating leadership temptation?
- - Take time to show you care: Take time out to let others talk in which you show yourself keen on LISTENING. You prove this by using the three "R's": Relax, re-cap, and repeat the key words they've used to describe their subject matter.
- - Stop Judging: The fastest way to close doors is to slap judgment down on situations where you only THINK you have all the details. Oftentimes, people aren't even looking for a solution. Instead, what they are really looking for is affirmation and commitment that you will not abandon them while they take on their challenges.
- - Take Time to Make Time: You are NEVER too busy for your clients or your team. Schedule time to spend with them. Let them know how important it is that you show your commitment to their success.