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Is Your Leadership Accountable?

 

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Leadership is finding ways to motivate your company and team members by focusing on practical skill-building technique in the areas of leadership, strategy, career development, communications, and customer service.

Accountability is an obligation of an individual or organization to account for its activities, accept responsibility for them and to disclose the results in a transparent manner.

Team members are quick to see this behavior when it occurs and trust can be quickly lost.  The main focus of this blog is on leadership qualities within a business and using social media is useful and beneficial in many ways.

Is your leadership accountable and unaccountable ?

Accountable Leaders are:

  • Clear in their business language
  • Responsible
  • Committed
  • Persistent
  • Ethical
  • Good at keeping promises
  • Accept criticism willingly
  • Good at thinking about decision consequences
  • Respectful of others
  • Courageous

Unaccountable Leaders are:

  • Often confusing in their language
  • More self-centered
  • Likely to blame others for problems
  • Impulsive
  • Very sensitive to criticism
  • Often risk averse
  • Ride “roughshod” over others
  • Very vague or even weak at times

Are your company leaders accountable or unaccountable?

  1. Does your leader listen to concerns from your team?
  • The main focus is on providing articles which help leaders with coaching advice to draw on additional skills and methods to be more effective.
  1. Is your leader open to discussing department and company goals?
  • Teams come together as an effective unit much more quickly when they have a challenging and meaningful goal that they are committed to achieving.
  1. Is your leader consistent with his or her values?
  • Provide an approach to offering ideas and coaching/ communication to leaders at all levels.
  1. Does your leader take personal responsibility with department and company issues?
  • The main focus is to provide ideas, thoughts and suggested action steps.
  1. Does your leader hold others accountable for department and company issues?
  • An obligation of an individual or organization to account for its activities, accept responsibility for them, and to disclose the results in a transparent manner. 

Resources:

Leadership Accountability

http://blog.readytomanage.com/leadership-accountability

The Empowerment Pocketbook

http://store.readytomanage.com/store/p/228-The-Empowerment-Pocketbook-PDF-Downloadable-.aspx

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Communication for Effective Listening

Communication

Communication by listening and hearing are not the same thing.  Hearing is the first stage of listening.

This is a communication process that requires active participation.

Stop Talking

Competency is achieved through learning and practice.  Sometimes our listening is distracted by half-attention, constant interruptions, high-volume, and talkfest free-for-all.

Active Listening

A good listener is not just a silent receptacle, passively receiving the thoughts and feeling of others.  To be an effective listener, you must respond with verbal and nonverbal cues, which let the speaker know that you are listening and understanding.  This is the feedback that is needed.

Verbal feedback works best when delivered in the form of brief statements, rather than questions.  These statements allow you to paraphrase and reflect what you’ve heard, which affirms the speaker’s success at communication and encourages the speaker to elaborate further.  You can use phrases like “uh-huh” and “I see” to let the speaker know that you’re following what they are saying.

No Multi-Tasking

In order to become an effective listener, you have to learn to manage what goes on in your own mind.  Good listening requires the temporary suspension of all unrelated thoughts.  This means no interrupting, no finishing their sentences, and no formulating your reply before they are finished speaking.

“To listen well is as powerful a means of communication and influence as to talk well” – John Marshall

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