Friday, June 7, 2013

The ABC’s of Good Action Learning Leadership Development

Volumes have been written about how to be a good manager. But when all the words have been analyzed and digested, they boil down to three basic tenets of good management that should be incorporated into all action learning leadership development programs for managers:

A.    Good managers have earned the trust of their team. They are trustworthy because they have integrity, they have the ability to lead their team to achieve agreed-upon goals, and they do what they say they will do.

B.    Good managers respect their team…as individuals and as a whole. They appreciate the strengths each member brings and foster an environment where differences are valued, not maligned. They recognize that, in order to gain the commitment of each member, an effective team needs a clearly articulated goal.

C.    Good managers look beyond their team. Just as team members must work together to get things done, managers must network throughout the organization to ensure that their team has the cooperation and support, enterprise-wide, that they need to function effectively.

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