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An ordinary leader is someone who leads a small organization or team that is doing great things. They manage the majority of the world’s workforce, but they don’t lead large corporations or big government agencies.
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Ordinary leaders are rarely written about in books or quoted in magazines. They are, however, important. Maybe not globally, but in their own realm of influence, their leadership makes a difference. The term “ordinary” is also used to highlight the belief that no one ever arrives as a leader. In fact, if someone thinks of themselves as extraordinary, they will not be a very effective leader. Author Randy Grieser presents 10 key insights for building and leading a thriving organization. These are the principles he identifies as instrumental to success as a leader. Writing for leaders everywhere, he inspires, motivates, and explains how to make each insight a reality in your organization. Become a more passionate, productive, and visionary leader by exploring and embracing these 10 insights:
- Motivation and Employee Engagement: Organizations flourish when employees go beyond what is expected of them.
- Passion: A passionate, inspired workforce begins with the leader.
- Vision: Visionary leaders energize and inspire people to work towards a future goal.
- Self-Awareness: Knowing your strengths and weaknesses is vital for leading any organization.
- Talent and Team Selection: The right employees must, first and foremost, fit the workplace culture.
- Organizational Health: Employees are most engaged when leaders are committed to the emotional well-being of everyone.
- Productivity: Focusing on how and what things get done increases efficiency.
- Creativity and Innovation: Building processes for innovation puts creativity to work.
- Delegation: As you free up your time, you will also increase employee engagement.
- Self-Improvement: Personal development makes all the other principles easier to achieve.
Also included are the perspectives of 10 ordinary leaders from a range of professions, survey feedback from over 1,700 leaders and employees, and a resource section that provides detailed guidance and examples for putting these ideas into action.
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