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Get Inspired By These Secrets To Real Business Success

Real Business SuccessNo Magical Recipe For Success

If you have a business, you will want it to be a success.  However, actually achieving this is really hard and many of us don’t know where to start.

What is success?  And why is it that some companies seem to grow and grow and become conglomerates like Virgin, whereas others seem to work equally hard and have the same passion, but go bust?  There is no magical recipe for success, but there are a number of things that you can do and look for in your own company to increase your chances.  Let’s take a look.

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A Peek At Different Leadership Styles

Leadership StylesLeadership

Though many people have one idea of leadership, it presents in many different styles. There is not any one singular type of leadership, since all leaders must develop a style that’s consistent with their personality and what they would like to accomplish.

The setting or situation also determines the type of leader expected like a group of school children requires a leader that is different from a group of soldiers heading off to combat. This article is going to go through the various leadership styles and what the advantages and disadvantages of each are.

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Key Quality Characteristics Of An Effective Business Leader

Having great leadership abilities is very important in business but what specific qualities do you need to be an effective leader?  We’ll examine the qualities that help to inspire and motivate everyone that works with you. It doesn’t matter if you are presently struggling with leadership skills, anyone can develop the ability and become an excellent leader.

Leading By Example Is the Key

A great leader is actually someone who can lead by example.  It’s important that you commit yourself to a purpose before you can get others to follow you.  The first thing that should happen is you have to know the subject matter or required skills very well.  With your specific knowledge of the job, you can help to assist and motivate your fellow team members to get optimum results.  Don’t be somebody who simply hands off responsibility to others without any involvement or guidance.  You will not have to know every last detail but you should have enough understanding to guide your team to a successful conclusion.

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Becoming An Effective Leader

In order to lead effectively you need to provide motivation and inspire people to do things they don’t believe they can accomplish. It’s very important for every aspiring leader, a leader is not a manager. Leadership is a different animal all together. It’s much easier to learn leadership than management when you understand the difference. The insights outlined below will start you on the path of becoming a strong leader.  One tool, we find to be very useful to fully understand how you currently lead so you can improve those leadership aspects you currently have and improve your weak aspects of leadership is the Everything DiSC Work of Leaders Profile.

Learning To Communicate Properly

Effective communication is an essential skill that will put you on a path of improving you leadership abilities. Effective leaders talk directly and honestly to every member of their staff. Than means everybody; not just the team leaders and managers. Try to find some way to encourage everyone especially if you are correcting bad behavior or disciplining an individual. Through effective and honest communication you build lasting trust with everyone you come into contact with. Tools we find effective in improving communication and listening in the work environment is the Everything DiSC Workplace Profile and the Personal Listening Profile.

Listening is an effective component of communication, it isn’t just about talking. All the individuals on your team have life/work experiences and skills that drive their behavior, something you must always keep in mind when you interact with them. Remember anyone can come up with that “killer” idea that could change your team for the better, if you don’t hear it you can’t act on it. When you listen to everyone on your team they will be inspired to improve their behavior and individual performance given that they will want to stand out. Finding areas where they can improve and giving them the assistance they need will inspire them even more to grow in their business pursuits and in life.

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Using The Everything DiSC 363 for Leaders Profile – Part II

Everything DiSC 363 for Leaders ModelOnce the Key Project Team Roles have been identified it is now time to go to Phase II of the process: Five Phases of Implementation.

Take a moment to review the Five Phases of the Everything DiSC 363 for Leaders Implementation Process.

PROJECT PHASES

1. Set-Up
Clarify the purpose, scope and timeline; identify and meet with project team members

2. Communication
Announce the program to the organization and notify leaders and raters who will be participating

3. Assessment
Assign access codes using an EPIC Account for the 363-assessment process, follow-up to ensure completion, and generate reports

4. Coaching
Meet with leaders to process feedback, create action plans, and schedule follow-up

5. Wrap-Up
Meet with project team to review program results, identify opportunities for improvements, and plan next steps

Using The Everything DiSC 363 for Leaders Profile – Part I

Everything DiSC 363 for Leaders ModelWhile every organization has a different process for initiating and delivering a 360-feedback program, our work-flow materials assume that the formal process for using Everything DiSC 363 for Leaders within your organization has been approved, and you’re ready to take the steps necessary for a successful implementation.

First, take a moment to review the Key Project Team Roles of the Everything DiSC 363 for Leaders Implementation Process.

PROJECT TEAM ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Executive Sponsor has the authority to implement and champion Everything DiSC 363 for Leaders within the organization.
  • Program Manager is responsible for the day-to-day execution of Everything DiSC 363 for Leaders. The Program Manager works with participants and the project team to ensure that all parties have the information and resources they need.
  • EPIC Administrator is responsible for the EPIC Account (to most efficient way to issue 363s and have FREE unlimited raters) process from start to finish.
  • Coach provides leaders with their 363 feedback, answers their questions, helps them create action plans, and follows up to ensure that learning takes place. We recommend that trained coaches, either internal or external, be used unless managers have been trained in the coaching process.

Overview of The Everything DiSC 363 for Leaders Profile

Everything DiSC 363 for LeadersAn Everything DiSC 363 for Leaders Profile is unique from our other products because it uses assessment results from many respondents to produce a 360-feedback profile for one individual – a Leader.  In addition to feedback on current leadership behavior, the profile also provides the leader with three personalized strategies for improving leadership effectiveness.

The Leader is given an online assessment which takes 20-30 minutes to complete.
The assessment is in Two Parts:

  • a 79-item DiSC assessment – showing DiSC behavior results
  • a 72-item Leadership Behavior section – about how he or she as a leader tends to lead.

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A New Revolutionary 360° Assessment Based on DiSC

Everything DiSC 363 for Leaders ModelFinally, a 360° for DiSC users.  But the Everything DiSC 363 for Leaders isn’t just any 360.  It combines the beat of 360s with the simplicity and power of DiSC, plus 3 personalized strategies (thus the name 363) for improving leadership effectiveness.  The result is a 360° experience that’s more productive and satisfying.

SO HOW IS THE 363 SO DIFFERENT?

First, we took the sting out of 360 feedback.
For many leaders, 360s can be a frustrating experience. Open-ended comments can be unfocused and unhelpful and can even derail the learning process. With our exclusive selectable comments feature, CommentSmart, raters can give focused, balanced, constructive feedback—that the leader can actually use.

Then, we made it easier to understand and use.
Everything DiSC 363 for Leaders isn’t a collection of dry spreadsheets and charts without any explanation or story. Clear visuals and a conversational narrative style interpret and explain the data, making the report easy to understand and use.

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