The key to successful leadership today is INFLUENCE not AUTHORITY.
- Ken Blanchard
For a small business, to develop leadership skills is more critical to the daily operations than a larger businesses. Why? Because there is much less leadership to be involved. So … you need to pay attention to the development of your own leadership abilities if you are a leader of a small business.
Here are some important leadership questions for your thinking and improving your ability to influence … do you, as business leader:
Empower your staff to act on behalf of your business on most things?
Listen more than you talk?
Show interest in your staff’s wellbeing?
Treat your staff with respect … consistently?
Know your staff as individuals?
Give your staff adequate accessibility to you?
Create a growth environment where your staff can exercise and build on their strengths?
Show that you care?
Do you have leadership questions to add to the list?
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