FOUNDATIONAL CORNERSTONE: INSPIRE AND ENCOURAGE

FOUNDATIONAL CORNERSTONE: INSPIRE AND ENCOURAGE

We’ve covered imagining what others don’t and managing stress and time as foundational cornerstones of leadership. Another important element of transformational leadership is to inspire everyone to get involved. Start encouraging folks to achieve more than what’s thought possible by setting high and realistic standards and through ongoing discussions to keep those standards on everyone’s radar. Make it your mission to inspire folks to question their own commonly held assumptions; think for themselves; reframe problems; and approach matters in innovative, collaborative ways. Experiment with paying focused attention to people’s personal needs for achievement and development. Take responsibility when things go wrong. When great things happen, go ahead and give others the credit. You’ll be glad you did.

Act as a caring, compassionate, and empathetic mentor. Companies that have the highest-ranking workforce satisfaction ratings have top leaders who listen and work on resolving matters that cause employee stress and unhappiness. As transformational leaders, we can achieve more meaningful outcomes by thinking, speaking, and acting from the heart to inspire and encourage results.

 

 

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Marta has dedicated her career to leadership consultancy while serving as board member, author, catalyst, coach, mentor, researcher, speaker, trainer, volunteer, and fundraiser. An internationally acclaimed speaker, Marta energizes leaders and fuels change with her dynamic programs. From Washington DC to Scotland to South Africa to Singapore, program attendees leave feeling empowered with clear intention and laser focus on the actions needed to achieve new peaks of performance. With a passion to share proven strategies that drive client results, Marta has authored several business books including Energized Enterprise, Everybody’s Business, Leaders in Motion and the Transformation Desktop Guide. Marta serves as Chairman of the Board of Easter Seals Serving DC | MD | VA, Secretary of the Board for the Northern Virginia Technology Council, and is on the Board of Directors for the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) National Capital Chapter.