WM8C's Team Building Guide

Newspaper Structure Team Building Activity Section


Newspaper Structure Team Building Activity Navigation


Stress and Anxiety Guide Home Page
Tell A Friend about us
Team Building Companies Sf Bay Area |
Successful Team Building |
Team Building Training Problem Solving Customer Service |
Team Building Puzzles |
Team Building Games Negotiation |
Corporate Team Building Long Island, Ny |
Team Building Initiative Challenges |
Team Building Exercises Listening Skills |
Southampton Corporate Team Building |
Team Building Games And Activities |
Team Building Event Themes |
Free Team Building Games Exercises |
Team Building Powerpoint |
Team Building Retreat Activities |
Cooperative Team Building Activities For Teens |
Customer Service Training Sales Training Team Building |
Why Is Team Building Important |
Team Building Activities Or Games For Children |
Sports Team Building Activities |
Free Samples Of Team Building Excerises |
Team Building Obstacle Course Dallas |
Free Teambuilding Trust Activities |
Exercises On Team Building |
Free Team Building Exercises For Staff |
Fun Team Building Ideas |

List of Team-building Articles

Social bookmarking
You like it? Share it!
socialize it

Main Newspaper Structure Team Building Activity sponsors


Latest Newspaper Structure Team Building Activity Link Added


Submit your link on Newspaper Structure Team Building Activity!

Newest Best Sellers


Welcome to WM8C's Team Building Guide


Newspaper Structure Team Building Activity Article

Thumbnail example. For a permanent link to this article, or to bookmark it for further reading, click here.

You may also listen to this article by using the following controls.

Blueprint for Leadership - How to Be a Better Leader

from: Steve Kaye

If you were to build a house, you would begin with a blueprint. This blueprint proves useful because it contains more than directions on how to build a house. It also describes the finished house.

So, what does this have to do with leadership?

Last month I asked an audience of leaders to tell me the characteristics of an ideal leader. Their answers were (in the order collected):

A good listener, enthusiasm, passion, shows appreciation, a visionary, role model, trusting, integrity, organized, knowledgeable, credibility, persuasive, charisma, team building, clarity of purpose, problem solver, attitude of service, leads by example, patience, willing to act without complete knowledge, understands followers, consistent, empowers other people, and adapts to change.

I'll add that this is essentially the same list that I receive from other audiences when I ask this question. From this comes some useful insights.

1) Notice what the list contains. All of these characteristics relate to the human side of leadership. That's interesting because I often hear people minimize this side of leadership with terms like "soft" or "touchy feely." Actually, applying these characteristics requires more strength than not.

2) Notice what the list excludes. Absent from this list (and all lists from other programs) are characteristics such as stern, mean, serious, short tempered, vindictive, tough, angry, harsh, punitive, controlling, violent, or ruthless. And that's interesting because many popular representations of leadership emphasize at least one of these "hard" characteristics. In fact, these characteristics are the refuge of those who lack the strength (or the skills) to apply the human side of leadership.

3) How about you? How would you rate yourself as a leader compared to the list of positive characteristics? If you were to survey the people who report to you, how would they describe your leadership? Would they list characteristics from the "soft" list or from the "hard" list? Could you become more effective by improving upon any of the "soft" characteristics? And how about the other leaders in your organization? Do they truly maximize human potential?

People want leaders who treat them with genuine compassion, courtesy, and respect. They want leaders who help them become more successful. They want leaders who inspire them with a vision for a better world and show them how to go there.

About the Author

IAF Certified Professional Facilitator and author Steve Kaye works with leaders who want to hold effective meeting. His innovative workshops have informed and inspired people nationwide. His facilitation produces results that people will support. Call 714-528-1300 or visit his web site for over 100 pages of valuable ideas. Sign up for his free newsletter at http://www.stevekaye.com

Other Newspaper Structure Team Building Activity related Articles

Top 7 Tips For Maintaining A Team Connection
Building Teams And Teamwork
Guidelines For Conducting A Good Meeting
Not Another Ice Breaker Team Building With A Purpose
Leadership Connect To Engage

Do you want to contribute to our site : submit your articles HERE


Newspaper Structure Team Building Activity News