Leaders See Greatness All Around Them

Do Great Leaders instill greatness in their followers; or, is the greatness already there and the Great Leaders find ways to draw the skills, talents, and greatness out of the team members for all the world to see? I would suggest that it is the latter and here is how they do it.

  • They believe – Great Leaders believe in the members of their teams. They have faith that the team can rise to any occasion and any challenge.
  • They demonstrate confidence – Great Leaders allow their faith in the team to be evident for all to see; especially for the members of the team.
  • They encourage – Great Leaders provide encouragement. If they can see that something is not working, or is not going to work, they do not discourage effort. Rather, they provide encouragement and guidance that leads the team in a direction that will work.
  • They provide praise – Great Leaders deflect credit for success away from themselves and direct credit to the members of the team that made the success possible.

Great Leaders see talent and potential greatness all around them. They attract that greatness in others. These people choose to follow someone who expresses faith, confidence, encouragement, and praise. Great Leaders do not fear that surrounding themselves with talented people will diminish them. Rather, Great Leaders know that their own star will reflect the brilliance of the teams they assemble … and they give credit to the team for making them look good.

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Tom Hoisington is a speaker, trainer, and author whose goal is to provide leaders and potential leaders with tools that empower them to build teams that are creative and cost effective along with a clearer understanding of how personality types interact within those teams. He can be contacted at tom.hoisington@eagleoneresources.com

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