DOES YOUR LEADERSHIP INSPIRE?

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Do you ever wonder what make people want to follow a leader into danger? Consider some of the comments of two American military leaders.

"Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity." -- Gen. George S. Patton

"Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it."

               -- President Dwight D. Eisenhower

The leadership in the US Armed forces inspires and demands that each person does his or her very best. To be sure the circumstances are much different in the Army than they are in an organization. However, good Leadership is knowing the difference of situations as how that motivates people.

A great leader does understand what motivates people. If you wish to lead your own team you should understand that as well. A good leader knows the goal and how to motivate the team to achieve it. George Patton understood the goal even in the heat of battle. However, the things that motivated Patton’s troops will not be the things that will motivate a workforce staff. In order to be an effective leader, you must understand what motivates your people as well as what motivates you.

Here are 7 key points to remember:

Convey a clear vision. Clearly explain your vision, your goals and objectives as well as those of your organization. A clear vision lets people know what to do.

Leadership begins with the leader. First lead yourself because it begins with the leader. Convey a positive attitude. In order to empower your people to achieve results you must begin by developing positive attitudes toward yourself and your abilities.

Ability to lead is connected to confidence level. Was there a time when you were told you could not do something and yet you did it? Sometimes people are overwhelmed by their own self-doubt. Confident team leaders overcome and overwhelm those self-doubts with their own positive beliefs.

A good leader is a good listener. Good communication is essential for building trust and understanding. In order to understand other people, the leader must listen much more than he or she talks.

Lead by example. If you tell your people that they must set goals, manage their time, and measure success you need to be doing that and it must be visible to your team.

Give meaningful feedback. People are most productive and have the best attitudes when they receive a balance for both positive and negative feedback. Remember to catch people doing things right as well as when things are wrong.

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Know the difference between authority and power. You may be the manager or boss, but you will only receive your power through the trust and respect of your team. A leader has power to help made a team a high performing team.  For a similar post on our web site see LEADERSHIP IS INSPIRING RATHER THAN CONTROLLING.

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Rainmaker
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Grant Schneider
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Sheri - the inspiration is very important to action.

Brian - don't be so hard on yourself.  You have people who feel you are a leader.

Barbara - you continue to be the go to person.  What a great leader you are!

Apr 29, 2019 10:36 AM #8
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Grant,

I really like Eisenhower's quote.  And we have been privileged to work with some very good leaders in our consulting practice.  They were carbon copies of your posts...A

Apr 29, 2019 12:36 PM #9
Rainmaker
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Grant Schneider
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Alexandra - that is really awesome that you had the opportunity.

Apr 29, 2019 01:29 PM #10
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James Dray
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Morning Grant.

Congratulations on the feature.  I know some people who would benefit from this, if they would read it, take it to heart and implement your findings.

Apr 30, 2019 12:24 AM #11
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Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Ashburn, VA
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Grant, I've had the privilege of working for two incredible leaders and keep in touch with them to this day. Leaders make such an impact on others lives. Your quotes go perfectly with your post. Congratulations on your feature!

Apr 30, 2019 05:05 AM #12
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James - thank you.  I hope they see it.

Amanda - a great leader can had a big effect on your life.

Apr 30, 2019 06:02 AM #13
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Richie Alan Naggar
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To see one human taking the lead in anything and doing a good job motivates us all to seek out the same dynamics within the self. Leaders lead in many ways

Apr 30, 2019 06:41 AM #14
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Grant Schneider
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Richie - you are right and I would say that is what servent leadership is about.

Apr 30, 2019 08:06 AM #15
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John Henry
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Great words of wisdom as usual about this subject.  You do not really need to be the leader of a large organization in order to get people motivated to do things because they want to do them.  It is a learned attribute or art that is essential to getting from A to B effectively.  Thanks again, Grant Schneider 

Apr 30, 2019 08:31 AM #16
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Lottie Kendall
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"Leadership is inspiring rather than controlling." Wise words, Grant.

Apr 30, 2019 06:35 PM #17
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Hi Grant- this is an excellent post for anyone who wants to become a great leader. 

Apr 30, 2019 06:50 PM #18
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Grant you know I had to stop in on this post. I always loved  Gen George Patton, he was not just a leader, but a philosopher and  did not live in the gray area, always black and white... so I always related to him even in my teens. One of my Yearbooks at USMA I had them engrave a quote  from Gen Patton on the inside cover....Endre

Apr 30, 2019 10:54 PM #19
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John Wiley
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Grant, this is a great post.

I have seen too many "leaders" who micro-manage. They do not inspire, nor do they convey confidence in their team.

I like all your points, Thanks

May 01, 2019 07:36 AM #20
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Grant Schneider
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John - yes, it does indeed.  It applies to volunteer groups as well.

May 01, 2019 07:44 AM #21
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Grant Schneider
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Lottie - no room for control freaks in leadership.

Kathy - thanks, I appreciate that.

Endre - I love Patton too, love his philosophy and his quotes.

John - micro management kills inspiration.

May 01, 2019 07:54 AM #22
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Good leaders are often few and far between in the real estate industry. We've met a few, but sadly, we've experienced more who just don't have the right skills to truly motivate and inspire. 

May 04, 2019 07:17 AM #23
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Debb and Bernie - I think you are right about that.

May 05, 2019 06:14 AM #24
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You could totally write THE leadership guide to beat all leadership guides, Grant! Everything you noted is spot-on.

I have to say that I am a big believer in being a good listener. I think that many leaders have the do-as-I-say mentality and miss fantastic feedback/ideas from those on the team because they refuse to listen. 

May 11, 2019 07:24 AM #25
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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Lead by example...three words and such sage advice.

May 25, 2019 04:16 AM #26
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Debe Maxwell, CRS - thank you so much for that I am really flattered.  Empathy and listening are two big components.

Sally K. & David L. Hanson - those are the biggest ones.  If you are not doing that there is no credibility.

 

May 25, 2019 04:55 AM #27
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