How Leaders are MAID

Do you desire to have not only a winning team, but a team that will help you win?  

Bent Ericksen & Associates surveyed employees in order to determine what they wanted most from their employers.  There are 12 items on the list.  If you want to know what your employees want first and second, please tune in to those previous posts.

The third item on the list of what employees want most; and what will make employees most productive is: A pleasant and harmonious work environment with minimum stress.  Ahhh…that would be nice, wouldn’t it?  Is it possible to achieve?  Really?

Ralph Smedley, founder of Toastmasters International  said,

“Leadership is the capacity to influence others to achieve worthwhile results”

Having the capacity to influence others in an ever changing environment is a prime example of leadership.

Leadership in a healthcare practice, or any other business is characterized by:

Manifesting your power through example and action

Allowing yourself to be led by your team

Inspiring others to achieve more

Developing the capacity to influence others toward worthwhile results

The question has been posed by almost every generation, “Are leaders born, or are leaders made?”  The answer, based on this acronym is that leaders are MAID.  

What do I mean by this?  I mean that as a leader, you must serve.  A true leader is someone whom others WANT to follow because they believe in the leaders vision, not because the leader DEMANDS that he/she be followed. This is most likely achieved through collaboration.

Collaboration can:
– dramatically reduce turnover
– naturally stimulate practice growth
– Allows team members to use their skills and talents successfully
– Lower levels of discord and frustration

An effective team leader will foster collaboration with the team through:

  • Team building
  • Delegation
  • Coaching
  • Encouraging an attitude of service

How can you encourage an attitude of service in your business, or as an employee working in a business?

It is possible to achieve a pleasant and harmonious work environment with service and collaboration!

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