The Power of Personal Initiative:
All leadership begins with personal initiative. It creates an impact that makes a differences that matters. It elevates the confidence of people to act upon their values and the purpose of their organizations. Taking personal initiative overcomes fear and insecurity to build teams and organizations of trust and integrity.
The Circle of Impact:
The leadership of organizations is becoming more personal and social. The Circle of Impact is a model that provides a platform for expanding leadership impact through a focus on the initiative that each person can take to make a difference, and to see the company as whole, through shared values and purpose. The Circle of Impact is a practical guide to transforming an organization stuck in outdated models of operation and leadership into a vital, adaptive company of leaders. Ed brings a practical and inspiring message of hope for the future of organizations.
and thought leader who uses his expertise to improve the functioning of your organization resulting in increased profitability and employee productivity.
and its Chief Initiator in inspiring leaders and their organizations to implement this proven method in transforming the outcomes of both organizations and individuals.
who utilizes values as assets for positive change. He helps businesses develop cultures of trust in order to be a leader rich organization.
Ed brings an enlightening perspective to your organization as he focuses on collaborating with your team and facilitating unprecedented results.
Creator of the Circle of Impact Leadership Model, leadership speaker, master storyteller, change-agent and thought leader, Dr. Ed Brenegar has dedicated the last three decades to being a leader for leaders.
A dynamic thinker and motivator, Ed inspires people to take personal initiative to create leadership impact. He shows how to strategically expand the leadership impact of organizations through his Circle of Impact Leadership Model.
With a wide experience in leading and consulting with organizations, Ed understands how we are in many ways in transition, requiring new tools for decision-making, problem solving, planning, collaboration and evaluation to meet the challenges of sustainable profitability and productivity.
With a doctoral degree in Leadership and Ethics, Ed has thought deeply and practically about the nature of leadership in organizations today. His fresh perspective, formalized in the Circle of Impact, provides executive leaders a means to see the whole of their organization in a time of change.
Whether you are a small business person or a corporate executive, being about to get the best work out of your people is one of the most challenging aspects of leadership. It takes more than attractive compensation packages and inspirational pep talks. It takes creating a culture of trust that unites people together around a common desire to give their best. Here are five steps any leader can take to build a relationship of trust with their team.
Believe in them, so they will believe in themselves.
Every person that works for you has something to teach you. If you are open to learning from them they will gain the confidence to do their best work as partners with you.
Free them to do their best work.
Don’t micro-manage them. To do so sends two messages. Your lack of confidence in them. And, your lack of confidence in yourself. Remember people can smell the fear in leaders, and will respond accordingly. Be clear in expectations. Let them do it.”
Trust is hard to win, easy to lose. Trust everyone until you have a real reason not to. Be constant and consistent in trusting them. Train and supervise with trust in mind and a culture of trust will grow.
Thank them personally.
Gratitude is not a reward. It is appreciation. It is hard to be grateful if you don’t know them personally, by name, and what their work for the company is. Gratitude has its greatest impact when it is least expected. Making it personal, makes it real.
This is part gratitude, but more the way you treat both individuals and teams with dignity and respect. Remember, they don’t work for you, but for your customers. You work for them to create an environment of belief, freedom, trust and gratitude that enables them to do their best work. This is what leaders do.
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