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    Let's Talk About Leadership

    I'm putting this up, because lots of people have different ideas of leadership.
    I'd like to make this an open forum on what leadership is, and what it means to
    you.

    A profile of yourself, so, people sort of know where you are coming from would
    help.

    So...What is "Leadership" to you?

    Thanks Shifty!

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    I don't know that there is one set definition for leadership. First you have to be a problem solver. You have to be able to think on your feet, and understand other people's motivations. Then you have to understand that one leadship style does not fit all subordinates. Asking, telling, asking-telling, are just a few of the different styles that work when applied with a bit of tact. Now granted what's the situation? is it war? is it time critical? asking doesn't work in those situations. some leaders want to be a part of the boys and let the subordinates "identify" with them. Others think there should be separation to keep things easier if you have to crack down on a subordinate.
    "I didn't feel like we had to score," Tannehill said. "I had the mindset we were going to score."

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    To me, leadership means integrity. Without it, no one will follow you.
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    I am a product distribution manager with 29 personnel I am responsible for. Leadership to me is a person who can lead through all types of issues weather it be personnel, accomplishing the daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly goals as a team, keeping the existing space maintained and serviceable, insuring the output of the team meets the goals of the organization. A leader is a evaluator of talent who can adjust his or her style to maximize the out put of those under them such as growth, guidance and constant coaching of the team to ensure they get stronger. A great leader has supervisors and leads under them that they have nurtured in growth so much that when the manager is gone and senior management needs something or answers they can step up to the plate and deliver on the spot. A leader understands the different makeup of those under there guidance as everyone is different. I consider myself as a humble coach who works hard and sets the example for those to follow. My team knows that I won't ask them to do something that I wouldn't do myself. A leader rolls his or her sleeves up when the tough gets going, and is in the trenches with them.

    I work Saturdays with my team from time to time like tomorrow. I will be in at 5am and be there until at least 9am.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bumpus View Post
    To me, leadership means integrity. Without it, no one will follow you.
    That's very important. However, "Honesty" and "Integrity" are not the same things.
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    Here's a pretty good definition

    1. The activity of leading a group of people or an organization or the ability to do this.
    Leadership involves
    (1) establishing a clear vision,
    (2) sharing that vision with others so that they will follow willingly,
    (3) providing the information, knowledge and methods to realize that vision, and
    (4) coordinating and balancing the conflicting interests of all members and stakeholders.
    A leader steps up in times of crisis, and is able to think and act creatively in difficult situations. Unlike management, leadership cannot be taught, although it may be learned and enhanced through coaching or mentoring.

    At one time I was responsible for several hundred employees nationwide. The company grew so fast lots of inexperienced guys got promoted to local manager and I was forced to teach my new managers basic leadership skills. Required reading for all the newbies was "the leadership secrets of Attila the Hun"

    Attila was able to unite warring mongol tribes into a cohesive army that conquered most of the known world and stopped just short of taking Rome itself.
    An example of this style was when they sacked a village his man got to loot and rape the locals before the captains and Attila was last to enjoy the fruits of victory.

    Anyways for business purposes that's a good book.

    Personally I think consistency , trust and dedication to purpose are what I look for in a leader.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fin Fan in Cali View Post
    I am a product distribution manager with 29 personnel I am responsible for. Leadership to me is a person who can lead through all types of issues weather it be personnel, accomplishing the daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly goals as a team, keeping the existing space maintained and serviceable, insuring the output of the team meets the goals of the organization. A leader is a evaluator of talent who can adjust his or her style to maximize the out put of those under them such as growth, guidance and constant coaching of the team to ensure they get stronger. A great leader has supervisors and leads under them that they have nurtured in growth so much that when the manager is gone and senior management needs something or answers they can step up to the plate and deliver on the spot. A leader understands the different makeup of those under there guidance as everyone is different. I consider myself as a humble coach who works hard and sets the example for those to follow. My team knows that I won't ask them to do something that I wouldn't do myself. A leader rolls his or her sleeves up when the tough gets going, and is in the trenches with them.

    I work Saturdays with my team from time to time like tomorrow. I will be in at 5am and be there until at least 9am.
    I think also to get the rest of the team to buy in that failure is not an option and together we succeed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoonBoss View Post
    That's very important. However, "Honesty" and "Integrity" are not the same things.
    They don't always have to be. If you do what you say you'll do, people will always know to count on you.

    To me, leaders are dependable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fishfanmiami View Post
    Here's a pretty good definition

    1. The activity of leading a group of people or an organization or the ability to do this.
    Leadership involves
    (1) establishing a clear vision,
    (2) sharing that vision with others so that they will follow willingly,
    (3) providing the information, knowledge and methods to realize that vision, and
    (4) coordinating and balancing the conflicting interests of all members and stakeholders.
    A leader steps up in times of crisis, and is able to think and act creatively in difficult situations. Unlike management, leadership cannot be taught, although it may be learned and enhanced through coaching or mentoring.

    At one time I was responsible for several hundred employees nationwide. The company grew so fast lots of inexperienced guys got promoted to local manager and I was forced to teach my new managers basic leadership skills. Required reading for all the newbies was "the leadership secrets of Attila the Hun"

    Attila was able to unite warring mongol tribes into a cohesive army that conquered most of the known world and stopped just short of taking Rome itself.
    An example of this style was when they sacked a village his man got to loot and rape the locals before the captains and Attila was last to enjoy the fruits of victory.

    Anyways for business purposes that's a good book.

    Personally I think consistency , trust and dedication to purpose are what I look for in a leader.
    So, basically, let your men rape and pillage.

    Check.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fishfanmiami View Post

    Personally I think consistency , trust and dedication to purpose are what I look for in a leader.
    You certainly qualify John
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bumpus View Post
    They don't always have to be. If you do what you say you'll do, people will always know to count on you.

    To me, leaders are dependable.

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    So, basically, let your men rape and pillage.

    Check.
    After a good victory or a mission accomplished ????

    Most definitely (metaphorically speaking of course)

    An example in the business world is you receive a nice bonus check for the your groups success. Instead of spending on yourself you take your guys out for a steak dinner. Works wonders for morale and ensures a renewed dedication to the mission.

    For you Bump substitute strip club for steak dinner
    i used to fly everyone to Miami and take the guys out on a charter fishing boat.
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