Today we will be talking with Steve Smith about proven leadership skills to grow by. He’s the president of the Growth Source Coaching, in Orange County, California. He provides performance coaching services to business owners, and a variety of professional industrial and trade industry. He’s focused on helping people replace limited thinking, unproductive habits, and poor decisions.  Making with confidence, building strategies for reaching truly extraordinary outcomes is what he is widely known for. Steve speaks to businesses, professional organizations, co-host business podcast and writes to numerous publications. Today we are going to be talking about Steve’s new book, Leadership Axioms.

Leadership is something we all look at and we look at it differently. If we want to become a leader, we need to become a leader that we are willing to follow. Leadership is all about dealing with people. It involves management systems and how the business operates on a whole. It is directed towards how do you worked with and get the most out of the people that you hire, the people that are working for you and your company.

So, many times initially the reaction of some people are how they want their employees to work as to how they want it to be, which is the typical approach of not looking who they want to be in order for their employees to follow them. The working environment in the present times has radically changed that it doesn’t almost work anymore. The norm used to be “Do as I say and not as I do”. But now if we are to look at things in a different perspective, the people you oversee are what matters. If they operate on a top-notch level it reflects on you.

The leadership and growth principles are there but this time, being a leader is about what we are doing together. When people trust you, care about you, when they are willing to extend great amount of time and effort in helping you achieve your goal it’s when you are assured that you hit the mark because people feel that they the leader they are following are also interested about them, this person thinks about the well-being of their employees and hone them in the best way possible. But, when you are working with someone who is all about them, all about what they want then the natural reaction would be is that the people will be looking for a different company to work for.

When you are hiring someone, in the first 30 days, as a boss you have to set proper expectation and then ask them what exactly is important for them and you will be surprised as to what they will tell you and this, in result, will help you give the right assistance for them in the long run.

The title of this book is interesting. Axiom means are well aged, universally accepted truths needing no proof. The book contains 14 principles but we’ll be talking some of it.

  1. Axiom 2: Accountability – We are generally not taught to be accountable to ourselves so if somewhere along the line, we have that initiative to commit to a great work and desire to help people to do their best on a top-notch level, then you are able to show good leadership by making them perform to the best of their ability.
  2. Axiom 3: Building Trust – When you provide genuine feedback to your employees in private and on the other hand you acknowledge their good work publicly this makes them feel that the trust is there because they will see the importance of being an employee to your company. They will know that their boss does care about them.
  3. Axiom 6: Delegation – Balancing the work loads towards your staff involves making sure you are delegating it to the right people. Find a person who is suited to do the work.
  4. Axiom 8: Feedback – Ask permission first or it will be viewed as unwanted or unappreciated. Develop it in a way that as a boss you are there to hear what they are truly saying and don’t force your beliefs on them. Ask them if they are willing to hear what you want to say.

You may visit this website to know more details about Steve Smith:

http://www.growthsourcecoaching.com

***There’s a link in the website for free consultation and the book if in case you want to download it.

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What are the unanswered questions every employee needs answered today’s podcast we will be talking with Jeffrey Davidson about that topic. Jefferey Davidson likes to talk about is leading a great team. He loves seeing a team work together and a good leader leading a team. Seeing things done right is a good feeling for him. Taking your professional teams from a “meh” level to a maze ball.

He is engaging, thought provoking and sometimes get you excited, you think you forgot to pee. Jeffrey has been exploring the boundaries of world class team for over 20 years, and is a recognized expert in strengthening leaders and building teams. He has worked with hundreds of teams and thousands of employees, and consulted with multiple fortune one hundred corporation. He’s a dynamic presenter, he speaks in conferences across the US and in Canada, and his audiences loves his interactive and high energy talk because it includes humor, real life stories, success with many brushes of failures which is the best way to learn.

Jeff likes to talk about is leading a great team. He loves seeing a team work together and a good leader leading a team. Seeing things done right is a good feeling for him. Taking your professional teams from a “meh” level to a maze ball. The “meh” is a bad version of bla people are showing up but they’re not showing up, they’re here but not present, they’re looking for the paycheck, but they’re not going the extra mile. How a leader does or share things, act or organize things leads people to act that way. People are disengaged and the employees feels that they don’t have any power to change it. Employees have a lot of questions in their head but they don’t have the chance to ask it, so as a leader it’s their job to answer it proactively. Knowing that your staff feels that way, they feel that they have a meaning in going to work makes a big difference.

  1. Giving meaning is the first job of a boss or an organization. It’s to make sure that your employees have a difference to make.
  2. Clarity. It’s to set the proper expectation towards the people working for you. Let them know what exactly they need to do and what success looks like. Have that excitement to go to work.
  3. Structure. Knowing how we get things done. Needing the right tools to use, and how to be able to simplify it. The process and the structure and the environment are all those things we need to have those stuff because if the structure is on the way the employee won’t know how to go about the right process to follow. The boss needs to be involve to make sure that the structure is right and the support is there to master all these things.

How does a busy man turn his team to a stand out ground? There are 2 things that we got to do:

  1. You’ve got to figure out how to get people to work together. We encourage them. If there’s are things that get in the way we need to call it out. We need to have dynamics to be able to become a team.
  2. We need to have feedback. Without feedback, we don’t change. It’s because we need to be better that what we were yesterday. Every system doesn’t like changes like in biology, it’s called “homeostasis”. How do we get beyond this, and the answer is you need to ask questions for yourselves. Teach your team to ask each other and ask their boss. Let them acknowledge the fact that all did a good job.

This is amazing because everyone becomes part of the team and everyone learns how to do good work. Knows how to ask themselves on what they need to refocus, so they can succeed on their goals. It’s becoming better and better every day. Interactions should show positively as well. The willingness to grow is what will make a successful team. A good leader sets expectation and this is what excellence looks like but still acknowledge your hard work. Because this is still part of good team work and this is what being a leader that you would like to follow.  Don’t wait for an annual review to get better. Have that small conversation to get that positive change.

You may visit this website for more details about Jeffrey Davidson:

http://www.greatteamsltd.com

You may book him for next event: 972.965.1830

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