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Title: 100 ways to be an outstanding leader! Please check and hope you will find these
Post by: md on January 23, 2011, 10:30:24 PM
Here are 100 ways to be an outstanding leader. Each one is a gem. If you have started practicing these all to develop your leadership skills than you will find yourself as a perfect leader-

1. Don’t take yourself too seriously.

2. Give others the credit.

3. Accept your shortcomings.

4. Believe in other people’s gifts.

5. Give people a stake in what you’re doing.

6. Recognize that language is your most powerful tool.

7. Develop the skill to manage people who aren’t like you.

8. Know when to be at the back and when to be at the front.

9. Provide a positive example for others to follow.

10. Influence people in a positive way.

11. Use inclusive language (we not me).

12. Admit you don’t know everything.

13. Keep a bit of mystery back.

14. Let your humanity show.

15. Communicate across generations.

16. Align your verbal and non-verbal messages.

17. Listen to others without wanting to control them or put them right.

18. Keep your promises.

19. Speak from your heart.

20. Be an expert in at least one important area.

21. Be honest with yourself and others.

22. Have the courage to do unpopular things.

23. Be good at more than one style of leading.

24. Distinguish public personality and private character.

25. Care more deeply than is good.

26. Serve.

27. Write down the priorities for others.

28. Empower people every second of the day.

29. Trust them to come alive when you’re not around.

30. Work on your thinking skills.

31. Create a climate of candour.

32. Banish the “but” from feedback.

33. Get fit and stay fit.

34. Be like a bee spreading pollen around the team.

35. Get results.

36. Don’t lose sight of your organization’s core values.

37. Always make the first move with others.

38. Create more leaders.

39. Have a unified vision.

40. Keep the momentum going.

41. Reward skill and promote attitude.

42. Grow your people to be all they can be.

43. Develop humour without folly.

44. Be proud but not arrogant.

45. Be bold but not a bully.

46. Be kind but not weak.

47. Be strong but not rude.

48. Be humble but not timid.

49. Take timely decisions.

50. Recognize your leadership personality.

51. Follow up and follow up.

52. Read situations before they become crises.

53. Sell others on your team mission

54. Develop the ability to see what’s possible.

55. See potential and ask why not?

56. Use metaphors and images to convey your vision.

57. Reinforce the values whenever you can.

58. Create symbols of the organization’s culture.

59. Send the right signals.

60. Set the right climate.

61. Tell stories about heroes and role models.

62. Look the part.

63. Assume an air of authority.

64. Know when to be decisive.

65. Talk to the team and to individuals in the team.

66. Balance time with team, task, and individuals.

67. Let your team try things out.

68. Ask lots of questions.

69. Praise people a lot.

70. Apply different styles to different people.

71. Aim to be a 9:9 manager.

72. Do the right thing and then do things right.

73. Get personally involved with training initiatives.

74. Pick everyone’s brains.

75. Check that people know what’s expected of them.

76. Expect people to shine.

77. Know everyone by name and character.

78. Know things about people personally.

79. Be thoroughly on top of the administration of the job.

80. Aim to release everything that others can do.

81. Have the courage to remove those who are not fit to be in the team.

82. Speak in a calm voice at all times.

83. Be a person of manners.

84. Suffer fools gladly.

85. Be accessible and visible.

86. Walk the job.

87. Praise publicly, admonish privately.

88. Encourage good habits.

89. Follow the rules you expect others to follow.

90. Be a skilled coach.

91. Give people roots to grow and wings to fly.

92. Remove the limits to people’s ambitions.

93. Treat others the way you would like them to treat you.

94. Give people respect.

95. Have a long time span.

96. Have a sense of right and wrong.

97. Remain optimistic.

98. Retain the mystery of leadership.

99. Act with integrity.

100. Be unpredictable.
Title: Re: 100 ways to be an outstanding leader! Please check and hope you will find these
Post by: shibli on February 05, 2011, 02:42:31 PM
A good leader is a visionary person who can foresee the future. Many leaders are shortsighted and have narrow-minded approach or narrow understanding to a particular situation. Short sightedness is so common is that people feel that they cannot accurately predict the future. Good leaders and managers should look beyond their current activities. Focusing on small issues might hamper future prospects. In Marketing, it's called marketing myopia which is the mistake of paying more attention to the specific issues than to the benefits and experiences produced by the same.
Title: Re: 100 ways to be an outstanding leader! Please check and hope you will find these
Post by: nusrat-diu on February 05, 2011, 05:12:46 PM
it's really a motivating and useful post for our future leaders from DIU!
Title: Re: 100 ways to be an outstanding leader! Please check and hope you will find these
Post by: shibli on February 16, 2011, 12:21:25 PM
A good leader can turn unproductive members of his/her team into productive ones. New research has found some Australians still see older people as a burden on society. Deaken university's Associate Professor David Mellor says young people perceived older people as unproductive. Old people are considered to be unproductive because maybe they have nothing else to dream for or long for. In Bangladesh old people(55+) who are still working are sometimes seen to be gossip mongers. Some of them are seen to talk too much on unnecessary issues while some of them tend to be biased on their own judgment.  

A good leader knows how to make his/her unproductive(if so!) old employee busy by delegating due responsibilities and thus, turn him or her into a productive employee of the organization.  
Title: Re: 100 ways to be an outstanding leader! Please check and hope you will find these
Post by: goodboy on February 16, 2011, 07:11:09 PM
 :)Thanks sir...........

It's really a wonderful post from you. Surely I can learn many things what I'm not close to!!!

I love to lead & most probably I can jam these motivative actions in my mind.........
Title: Re: 100 ways to be an outstanding leader! Please check and hope you will find these
Post by: shibli on February 21, 2011, 10:54:35 AM
A good leader knows how to make underutilized people utilized by delegating them specific courses of actions with speculated deadlines to feedback.
Title: Re: 100 ways to be an outstanding leader! Please check and hope you will find these
Post by: shibli on March 18, 2011, 10:22:04 AM
Punishment cannot always be a solution to a problem; motivation is always effective in solving a problem.
Title: Re: 100 ways to be an outstanding leader! Please check and hope you will find these
Post by: shibli on March 26, 2011, 11:30:45 AM
In many organizations in Bangladesh, skilled people are underpaid while people of average caliber are overpaid and overvalued..The reasons are many. Some people have face-value while others have nepotism. Some have buttering or flattering skills. Values should be based on abilities. A good leader can identify who should be motivated, recognized, and valued and paid how much....
Title: Re: 100 ways to be an outstanding leader! Please check and hope you will find these
Post by: farzanamili on April 05, 2011, 11:43:16 AM
Excellent post by md...the posts of Shibli Sir are alltime encouraging & wonderful!Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: 100 ways to be an outstanding leader! Please check and hope you will find these
Post by: shibli on May 07, 2011, 12:29:45 PM
Some bosses in some organizations in Bangladesh are very rigid while others are autocratic. Some have ego problem. They don't want to listen to others. They take decisions alone. They think they are always right. Time is changing. Bosses should be democratic.  They should be objective, flexible, wise and considerate. 
Title: Re: 100 ways to be an outstanding leader! Please check and hope you will find these
Post by: shibli on July 11, 2011, 12:51:25 PM
Leaders establish vision and set direction
Leaders affirm and articulate values
Leaders have high standards and high expectations
Leaders are accountable
Leaders motivate
Leaders achieve unity
Leaders involve others in decision-making
Leaders serve as role models
Leaders listen and explain
Leaders represent the organization
Title: Re: 100 ways to be an outstanding leader! Please check and hope you will find these
Post by: shibli on July 11, 2011, 12:52:39 PM
   Managers                                                  Leaders
Managers watch bottom line             Leaders watch the Horizon

Managers maintain                              Leaders develop

Managers Control                               Leaders  Inspire Trust

Managers have Short-term View         Leaders  Long-term View

Managers Ask How and When                  Leaders Ask What and Why

Managers Copy                                   Leaders  Originate
Managers are Good Soldiers                    Leaders are their own people

Mangers do Things Right                        Leaders do the Right Things
Title: Re: 100 ways to be an outstanding leader! Please check and hope you will find these
Post by: Md. Limon Hossain on July 11, 2011, 01:41:41 PM
Dear Sir:
These are very important for us. I will follow your advices.
Title: Thanks sir
Post by: BRE SALAM SONY on July 11, 2011, 05:12:00 PM
This is grate tips for a person
who want to be a leader in her own sector.

thanks sir
i wil try to follow your suggesation and guide line.



Thanks sir
Title: Re: 100 ways to be an outstanding leader! Please check and hope you will find these
Post by: shibli on July 28, 2011, 11:42:53 AM
An outstanding leader knows which people to value and recognize and whom to not
Title: Re: 100 ways to be an outstanding leader! Please check and hope you will find these
Post by: farzanamili on September 25, 2011, 04:59:38 PM
& by recognition of value of valuables,a leader flourishes the inherent talent of the valuable which he might not know before recognition!
Title: Re: 100 ways to be an outstanding leader! Please check and hope you will find these
Post by: shibli on September 25, 2011, 05:34:37 PM
Mili madam,
I liked your slogan when you said "problems are signs of life, face it bravely!" Our Honorable Chairman also often sir says, he likes problems because without problems, there is nothing to be solved...

regards,
Title: Re: 100 ways to be an outstanding leader! Please check and hope you will find these
Post by: farzanamili on September 26, 2011, 02:51:10 PM
thanks Shibli Sir....I read this line in the writing of Norman Vincent Peale...where he said that living persons have problems. If you don't have problems,it is rather worrysome. You have problems,congratulation as you are alive! These lines inspired me a lot & I get strength from these lines when I face any problem. Problems give us chance to invent techniques of dealing the problems which gives pre-idea of solving future problems!
Title: Re: 100 ways to be an outstanding leader! Please check and hope you will find these
Post by: shibli on October 09, 2011, 11:21:33 AM
"Cruel leaders are replaced only to have new leaders turn cruel.

The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall"._

Che Guevara
Title: Re: 100 ways to be an outstanding leader! Please check and hope you will find these
Post by: sethy on October 21, 2011, 10:31:41 AM
Those tips are really very helpful to improve and to increasing our leading skills. Thanks sir for your valuable post.
Title: Re: 100 ways to be an outstanding leader! Please check and hope you will find these
Post by: shibli on February 24, 2012, 03:31:00 PM
On Expectations: Honesty is very expensive gift. Do not expect it from cheap people. ~Warren Buffet

On Earning: Never depend on single income. Make investment to create a second source. ~Warren Buffet

On Spending: If you buy things you do not need, soon you will have to sell things you need. ~Warren Buffet

On Investment: Do not put all eggs in one basket. ~Warren Buffet

On Savings: Do not save what is left after spending, but spend what is left after saving. ~Warren Buffet

On Taking Risk: Never test the depth of river with both the feet. ~Warren Buffet
Title: Re: 100 ways to be an outstanding leader! Please check and hope you will find these
Post by: shibli on February 24, 2012, 03:40:00 PM
"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition." Steeve Jobs
Title: Re: 100 ways to be an outstanding leader! Please check and hope you will find these
Post by: shibli on February 29, 2012, 03:49:17 PM
Please visit
http://www.cultofmac.com/21572/john-sculley-the-secrets-of-steve-jobs-success-exclusive-interview/

http://www.askmen.com/money/successful_100/142_success.html

1- Be passionate
Passionate individuals establish and convey an emotional connection with their topic. Starbucks founder Howard Schultz once told me that he communicates by telling stories. For example, when he tried to get skeptical investors to back the concept behind the "Bean Stock" program offering health benefits and stock options to part-timers, he told the story of his father who was left without a safety net when he broke his leg at work. Schultz is committed to building a company that treats employees with dignity and respect. Underlying this commitment emotionally helps convey its impact.

2- Have boundless energy
Charismatic individuals keep themselves in great shape and exude exceptional energy when entering a room. California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has more energy than most anyone on his staff. But he works at it. Despite a heavy schedule running the world's fifth largest economy, he finds time to work out daily. He says that doing so is essential for maintaining the energy he needs to meet the demands of his enormous responsibilities and public appearances.

3- Articulate a bold vision
Inspiring business professionals articulate a bold and inspiring vision. During an interview, Intuit founder Scott Cook considers it vital to communicate a big vision -- especially for employees. "Your people want to know that their work is adding up to a great cause... that they're working for more than a paycheck," he said. One of the most famous examples of communicating a bold vision comes from legendary entrepreneur Steve Jobs. Jobs convinced one-time Pepsi CEO John Scully to take the helm of Apple by asking him, "Do you want to sell sugared water the rest of your life, or do you want a chance to change the world?" Scully didn't take long to take up the challenge.

Read more: http://www.askmen.com/money/successful_100/142_success.html#ixzz1nlNWEncn