there are open lines of communication in all matters, and that there is a strong commitment byall.
Treat your employees well.
“I have a simple management philosophy,” says Dan Amos, CEO of insurance giant AFLAC. “If you treat your employees well, they will take care of your customers and your business.“Our first job is to take care of our employees. They, in turn, have always taken care of our business.
Focus on the work itself.
When asked to share his most powerful leadership technique, Bill Bonner, founder and presidentof Agora, a large international publisher of newsletters and other specialized information,replied: “I practice a technique that might be called
I do not try to lead, probably because I am no good at it. Instead, I merely focus on the work itself.“What needs to be done? Who’s got a better idea? Who’s going to do it? No attempt is made tolead.“Just the contrary, people are ignored. Finally, they get tired of being ignored and turn to me for leadership. Then I tell them I can’t help them. This forces them to figure out the problem for themselves and resolve it.
For me a great leader is an enabler and a facilitator.
“My style of leadership is humane,” says Niranjan Ajwani of Ajwani Group. “I try to keep myleadership technique true to nature. If anything is not in harmony with nature and natural processes, it is not sustainable. I use this principle in making decisions in order to sustainhappiness for myself and my teammates using our own natural strengths and rhythms to get the best out of our lives and also to sustain it.“Leadership involves a lifelong commitment to self-mastery, to holistic living, and to a life of balance. A leader should not only harmonize his different needs, but also be an enabling andempowering factor in harmonizing the different needs of his teammates so that they enjoy work, play, love, relationships, and spiritual growth so very essential for a sustained joy.“A great leader is an enabler and a facilitator. In actual practice we build teams with a sharedvision and provide them with space, opportunity, and an environment for creativity and growth.We select members for their attitude and train them for their skills. Together we learn, we growas a team, we create and contribute towards the progress of the enterprise—a cycle which bringsworkplace and personal satisfaction to each member.“Leadership well exercised usually produces prestige, promotions, growth, customer satisfaction, business partner and associate satisfaction, stakeholder satisfaction, and win-win situations andsmiles for all members of the enterprise.“To achieve all this, a leader needs to have an integrative holistic global-vision for his enterpriseand has to actively promote holistic thinking and humanistic behavior within the enterprise. Agood leader inspires his people with a vision of further possibilities. He works to create value for society—transcending conflict with cooperation, and transforming problems into solutions,challenges into opportunities.