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    To Lead Well, Be Human

    To Lead Well, Be Human
    by Mark McCatty, Mark McCatty, Inc. Leadership Results Through People

    Harvard Business Review recently published an article on leadership. The title is Why Do So Many Managers Forget They're Human. It's a good read.

    The point of the article is that there's unrest in many workplaces. One particularly interesting statistic published by Forbes found that 65% of employees would forego a pay raise if it meant

    seeing their boss fired. Managers complain that their emplyees lack motivation. I think this research indicates the opposite. Employees are so motivated to see their bosses replaced that they would essentially pay to replace them. 

    John Maxwell describes the 5 Levels of leadership. The higher levels of effective leadership are found in those leaders that realize the importance of connecting with their team, and in building relationships. Being personal, being self-aware, being selfless, and having compassion for others is a good list of behaviors that leaders can choice to display.

    Taking care of the people in your care is good advice. Here's the link to the HBR article: 

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    Leadership is influence.

    Leadership Return on Investment reflects the amount of value that a leader generates through their leadership efforts. Leaders are judged by the results they obtain. Leaders are influencers and have the power to generate change. The hard truth is that a manager who is unable to effectively create desired change improvements through the people in their area is judged to be an ineffective leader. Remember: that leadership results come through people.

    Creating change is always a challenge. People go through predictable stages when faced with the possibility of having to change. These cycles of change have been compared to the grieving cycles. When people are presented with the need to change, when the change is dictated to them, they will go through a stage of initially denying the need for the change. Then they may move to resisting the change.

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