EVERYDAY LEADERS: TRUST

“Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships.” – Stephen Covey

This year I am focusing on everyday leaders. Not those who hold a formal position of authority, but those of us who, through our behaviors, have the ability to influence and inspire those around us just by being us. This is the twelfth and final installment of articles that focus on one specific behavior that can make a huge difference in our ability to impact the lives of others.

This month I want to talk about trust. What does trust have to do with being an everyday leader? Trust is a vital component of leadership. Everyday leaders earn the trust of those the work with through both their words and actions. They also understand that trust is a two-way street and strive to demonstrate their trust in others. So, what does trust look like in everyday leadership?

Authenticity:

Everyday leaders are authentic. They have nothing to hide; no hidden agendas, no secrets. You can count on an everyday leader to be real with you; no having to second guess what their true intentions are. It is this authenticity that proves to others that they can be trusted. Authenticity gives everyday leaders a powerful influence in the environments in which they work.

Respect:

The respect they show toward others speaks to the character of everyday leaders. Respect and trust go hand-in-hand. Everyday leaders stand out from the crowd because of the mutual respect and trust that they develop with others. When it comes to deciding whom to follow, those who show respect and are respected will come out ahead every time.

Relationships:

Leadership is all about relationships and everyday leaders are expert relationship builders. These relationships are built on a solid foundation of trust. Everyday leaders are able to influence and inspire others, in large part, because of the solid relationships they develop and maintain.

Everyday leaders have a strong influence because they are trusted. They are authentic and true. They earn respect and give it in return. The build strong relationships. These behaviors place everyday leaders in a position of influence where they can have an impact in the lives of those they work with.

How can you start earning trust today?

 

© 2018 Liz Stincelli

I am passionate about recognizing and inspiring the leader in each of us. I am the Founder of Stincelli Advisors where I focus on helping organizations change attitudes, change communication dynamics, improve collaboration and problem-solving, engage employees, and strengthen organizational culture. I am the author of “Overcoming Barriers in Your Leadership”. I am a Training Partner with StephenK Leadership. I hold a Doctor of Management degree with an emphasis on organizational leadership.

Learn more about me by visiting my website, stincelliadvisors.com and connect with me on Twitter @infinitestin, Google+, and LinkedIn. You can contact me by email at stincelliadvisors@gmail.com.

 

EVERYDAY LEADERS: SUPPORT

“Each person holds so much power within themselves that needs to be let out. Sometimes they just need a little nudge, a little direction, a little support, a little coaching, and the greatest things can happen.” – Pete Carroll

This year I am focusing on everyday leaders. Not those who hold a formal position of authority, but those of us who, through our behaviors, have the ability to influence and inspire those around us just by being us. This is the eleventh installment of articles that focus on one specific behavior that can make a huge difference in our ability to impact the lives of others.

This month I want to talk about support. What does support have to do with being an everyday leader? Every one of us needs someone who we can count on to support us. This is where everyday leaders shine; they stand behind and support those around them. They offer encouragement, share their wisdom, and provide a shoulder to lean on. So, what does support look like in everyday leadership?

Show the way:

Everyday leaders are known for the example they set for others. You can count on them to show you the way and keep you on course. They want to see you succeed. The example they set allows the everyday leader to have a positive impact on the lives of those who they work with.

Have your back:

We feel ill-at-ease when we question whether or not someone will have our back when the going gets tough. With everyday leaders you can trust that they will stand behind you in your time of need. Everyday leaders know that trust is the backbone of influence and value it above all else. It is this trust, knowing that they have your back, which allows everyday leaders to have such a positive influence on others.

Cheer you on:

We all accomplish more when we have someone in our corner cheering us on. Everyday leaders are your biggest fans. They believe in you. It is this encouragement that earns everyday leaders the trust and loyalty that is at the very foundation of leadership.

Everyday leaders are able to influence others because of the authentic support they provide. They set an example and show others the way. They inspire trust and loyalty by always having your back, even when the going gets tough. They have a positive impact on the lives of those around them because they are their loudest cheerleader. Everyday leaders know the importance of supporting others and are willing serve as a role model, an encourager, and a cheerleader.

How can you start supporting others today?

 

 

© 2018 Liz Stincelli

 

I am passionate about recognizing and inspiring the leader in each of us. I am the Founder of Stincelli Advisors where I focus on helping organizations change attitudes, change communication dynamics, improve collaboration and problem-solving, engage employees, and strengthen organizational culture. I am the author of “Overcoming Barriers in Your Leadership”. I am a Training Partner with StephenK Leadership. I hold a Doctor of Management degree with an emphasis on organizational leadership.

Learn more about me by visiting my website, stincelliadvisors.com and connect with me on Twitter @infinitestin, Google+, and LinkedIn. You can contact me by email at stincelliadvisors@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EVERYDAY LEADERS: SERVANTHOOD

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Leadership is about being a servant first.” – Allen West

This year I am focusing on everyday leaders. Not those who hold a formal position of authority, but those of us who, through our behaviors, have the ability to influence and inspire those around us just by being us. This is the tenth installment of articles that focus on one specific behavior that can make a huge difference in our ability to impact the lives of others.

This month I want to talk about servanthood. What does servanthood have to do with being an everyday leader? The true designation of ‘leader’ is given to those who serve others. Everyday leaders serve those they work with, those on their teams, and those in their communities on a daily basis. They are the ‘helpers’ who everyone know they can depend on and trust. So, what does servanthood look like in everyday leadership?

Support:

Everyday leaders are known for the support they offer to others. Whether you need a shoulder to lean on or someone to have your back, you can count on an everyday leader. They are in your corner cheering you on. This support allows the everyday leader to have a positive influence on those who they work with.

Respect:

Lack of respect in the workplace is one of the greatest contributors to poor morale and decreased loyalty. When formal management fails to recognize and respect the valuable contributions of their employees, everyday leaders are there to pick up the slack. Everyday leaders know that respect is currency when it comes to working together to achieve shared goals. This wisdom allows everyday leaders to inspire those they work with.

Encouragement:

Everyone accomplishes more when they have a little encouragement. Everyday leaders show confidence in the abilities of others and encourage them to develop confidence in themselves. This encouragement earns everyday leaders the loyalty that formal leaders often lack.

Everyday leaders make an impact by serving others. They are able to influence others because of the support they offer. The respect they demonstrate toward everyone they work with gives them the ability to inspire others. They earn loyalty because of the encouragement they offer. Everyday leaders see the value in serving others and are willing to step into the servanthood void often ignored by those holding formal positions of authority.

How can you start being a servant today?

 

© 2018 Liz Stincelli

 

I am passionate about recognizing and inspiring the leader in each of us. I am the Founder of Stincelli Advisors where I focus on helping organizations change attitudes, change communication dynamics, improve collaboration and problem-solving, engage employees, and strengthen organizational culture. I am the author of “Overcoming Barriers in Your Leadership”. I am a Training Partner with StephenK Leadership. I hold a Doctor of Management degree with an emphasis on organizational leadership.

Learn more about me by visiting my website, stincelliadvisors.com and connect with me on Twitter @infinitestin, Google+, and LinkedIn. You can contact me by email at stincelliadvisors@gmail.com.

 

EVERYDAY LEADERS: RESPECT

Group of Diverse People’s Hands Holding Word Respect

“I believe that working with good people matters because then the work environment is good. If there is a sense of respect and belief among the people you work with, that is when good work is done.” –Ranbir Kapoor

This year I am focusing on everyday leaders. Not those who hold a formal position of authority, but those of us who, through our behaviors, have the ability to influence and inspire those around us just by being us. This is the ninth installment of articles that focus on one specific behavior that can make a huge difference in our ability to impact the lives of others.

This month I want to talk about respect. What does respect have to do with being an everyday leader? Everyone wants to feel respected. Everyday leaders know how to show respect for the positive contributions and unique skills of everyone they work with. By showing respect, everyday leaders earn loyalty and trust. So, what does respect look like in everyday leadership?

Trust:

We tend to trust those who show us respect. Everyday leaders are trusted by those they work with because they know how to make others feel respected. It is through this trust that everyday leaders are able to positively influence those around them; it is this influence that makes you an everyday leader.

Loyalty:

We feel a sense of loyalty to those who treat us with respect. Loyalty plays a big role in the ability of everyday leaders to have an impact in their organizations, on their teams, and in their communities. When you treat others with respect, you earn their loyalty and you become an everyday leader.

Environment:

When you believe in each other and treat each other with respect, you create a healthy work environment. Everyday leaders know the value of working in a positive environment, they know how to treat others with respect, and they encourage respectful behavior from others. The ability to create a great work environment makes you an everyday leader.

Everyday leaders gain trust by showing respect to others. They earn loyalty because of the respectful way they treat others. In addition, they create healthy work environments by encouraging everyone to treat each other with respect. Through the respect they have for everyone they work with, everyday leaders are able to influence those around them.

How can you start showing respect today?

 

© 2018 Liz Stincelli

 

I am passionate about recognizing and inspiring the leader in each of us. I am the Founder of Stincelli Advisors where I focus on helping organizations change attitudes, change communication dynamics, improve collaboration and problem-solving, engage employees, and strengthen organizational culture. I am the author of “Overcoming Barriers in Your Leadership”. I am a Training Partner with StephenK Leadership. I hold a Doctor of Management degree with an emphasis on organizational leadership.

Learn more about me by visiting my website, stincelliadvisors.com and connect with me on Twitter @infinitestin, Google+, and LinkedIn. You can contact me by email at stincelliadvisors@gmail.com.

 

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