Today’s leaders must evolve. They must make a shift away from a traditional command and control style of leadership to a style of leadership that focuses on energizing and empowering people.
The old way of leading was about motivation - - a short-term, externally based, "technique" driven approach to moving people into action.
"How can I motivate my team?" was the old question. Asking this question keeps leaders caught in a downward spiral where they are:
- Managing merely for results
- Babysitting the employees’ smallness
- Trying to eliminate mistakes
- Creating adrenaline through deadlines
- Solving all the problems
The old style of leadership is a HUGE energy drain.
The new style of leadership - the style of leadership cutting edge managers and supervisors around the world are moving to - is all about INSPIRATION.
Leadership through INSPIRATION is most easily defined as the "Coach Approach" to leadership.
"How can I inspire my team?" is the question asked by the Coach Leader.
There are 7 distinct qualities embodied by the Coach Leader that make them naturally inspirational leaders. These include:
- Coach Leaders are models for others, not just expert managers.
- Coach Leaders create problem free zones versus being expert problem solvers.
- Coach Leaders have more then they need.
In September 2008, IATF President & Founder Tom Heck delivered a free live TeleSeminar on the 7 Qualities of the Coach Leader.
Click on the link below to download the 60 minute audio recording (mp3 format):
Handout For Class
Click on the link below to download your one-page handout (PDF)
Learn how to inspire your team while making your life as a leader more fulfilling in the IATF Leader As Coach Fast Track Program.