“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” – John Quincy Adams
We’ve all had them.
And either moved up from – or ON from them.
Great leaders – and bad bosses.
Our Internet is populated by inspiration.
A few bright minds and their wisdom follow:
“Abusive behavior at work doesn’t ‘get results’: Bullying bosses tend to justify their actions by claiming that being “tough” is key to success. There’s just one problem; research doesn’t back this up.” –Dick Taylor
Read more from brilliant colleague Dick Taylor – here.
Brigette Hyacinth – Author of The Future of Leadership declares “micromanagement is a waste of time.”
While adding her 5 cents on leadership:
- Integrity – Authenticity – leadership is not authentic, then what is it?
- Humility – true leaders always aim to serve rather than be served
- Empathy – a critical role- great leaders hold high emotional intelligence
- Communication Skills – communicate their vision
- Inspirational- “Good work team” “I trust your judgement”
On leadership micromanagement – Simon Sinek adds:
“A boss who micromanages is like a coach who wants to get in the game.”
Audience Development Group colleague Tim Moore outlines how to inspire the crew in his latest Midweek Motivator:
- By giving the staff permission to take ownership of their format.
- By giving them permission to make a mistake.
- By giving them permission (and the coaching) to elevate their performance
A well-targeted meme that sums up:
Great leaders are outstanding coaches.
Not just on the craft – but on life.
Take out a legal sheet of paper – creating two vertical columns with your current supervisor in mind.
One column – positive attributes. One column – negative attributes.
The left column notes excellence in what you’ve learn – or were taught.
The right column – well, you know.
Surround yourself with people who push you to be better.
You will learn how to motivate – working with a GREAT leader
And paradoxically – from a bad boss.
Next Week: ‘Professional’
Kevin Robinson is a record-setting and award-winning programmer. His brands consistently perform in the Top 3 of the target – often times as the list leader. In his 35 years of radio, he’s successfully programmed or consulted nearly every English language radio brand. Known largely as a trusted talent coach, he’s the only personality mentor who’s coached three different morning shows on three different stations in the same major market to the #1 position. His efforts have been recognized by The World Wide Radio Summit Radio & Records, NAB’s Marconi, Radio Ink and has coached CMA, ACM and Marconi winning talent. He is also a featured speaker to national groups and state associations. Kevin lives in Indiana with his wife of 33 years, Monica. Reach Kevin at (317) 769-0583 or firstname.lastname@example.org.