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Friday, July 14, 2006

Seven Essential Skills to Become a Great Leader

Dr. Peter J. Dean offers his The L.E.A.D.E.R.S. Method - the essential skills necessary for any effective leader to practice:

  1. Listen to Learn
  2. Empathize with Emotions
  3. Attend to Aspirations
  4. Diagnose and Detail
  5. Engage for Good Ends
  6. Respond with Respectfulness
  7. Speak with Specificity

BOTTOMLINE: "When individuals practice good leadership skills and acknowledge change, the entire organization benefits. Management is easier when leadership resides throughout all organizational levels with each person utilizing his or her sphere of influence in a positive way.

These skills allow individuals to develop expertise earlier in their careers and demonstrate greater productivity, resulting in a more enjoyable and positive work environment. People can be excited about going to their place of employment because they are developing their repertoire of leadership skills.

By allowing leadership skills to develop early, both the individual and the company grow and profit."

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