Zonet een érg inspirerend artikel gelezen op Forbes. Ik zou zeggen, lezen en meteen toepassen in de praktijk!
Talented people are naturally rebellious. To them, popularity is nice; influence is a means; acting honorably is the ideal; and getting things done is the point. And the best people want to work for someone who shares that spirit – and has the juice to turn ideals into business-as-usual.
Your best people want to climb. Like it or not, this job is temporary to them. Develop and groom them. Give back and make it worth their while. They’ll only perform better if there’s something bigger in it for them.
And that’s one area where true leaders excel. They’re constantly asking questions, insatiably curious and never satisfied. They aren’t wary of people with different backgrounds and greater expertise – They utilize their abilities. And they recognize that change isn’t a threat, so they adapt to it (Even lead it). Most of all, they understand one of the oldest maxims of leadership: The fastest way to lose credibility is to lose touch with what’s happening – and show no interest in catching up.
Talent doesn’t color inside the lines. And they quickly tire of taking orders. That’s why top leaders give their people ownership. They don’t stand over them. They get out of the way, turning them loose to explore, test, discover, and interpret.
Great leaders don’t “demand” excellence. That’s already established by the example they set.
Lees het volledige artikel op Forbes: 12 ways to be the leader everyone wants to work for.