Leadership – Principles for Success

With Sally Evans

Elevate

Video length 8 Chapters

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Overview

Our leadership style and the way in which we engage others can help other people to grow, to flourish and to deliver amazing things. Let Sally show you how to model your behaviour benefiting you, your team and the organisation you work within.

In this course she'll show you how leaders role model, coach, and maintain a postive and optimistic attitude. You will learn the six principles of sucessful leadership, based on her extensive experience. 

Outcomes

    • Know the importance of developing an understanding of yourself first. 
    • Know the importance of developing your team to optimise their performance and their potential
    • Know how to adapt your leadership style to gain trust, inspire and motivate others
    • Know how to ensure effective and sustained delivery of results

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Introduction

Hello, I am Sally Evans. Founder of Perform and Grow Leadership Consultancy & Lifebuddy, a life skills online resource centre.

After many years of leading teams of different sizes, from 3 to 1000, I’m here to share the principles of successful leadership. These principles are drawn from my own experience – where at times I got it wrong and at times, I got it right!

But they are also drawn from observing the leadership practice of others and being led by people who truly cared. Because Leadership is a contact sport!

Leadership matters – It is a wonderful privilege and in equal measure a huge responsibility!

During this course we will focus on three key areas – you, your team and the organisation you work within. Successful leadership is about hitting the sweet spot between these three elements.

By the end of this course you will:

- Know the importance of developing an understanding of yourself first. Developing emotional intelligence and how to go about using it well
- Know the importance of developing your team to optimise their performance and their potential
- Know how to adapt your leadership style to gain trust, inspire and motivate others
- Know how to ensure effective and sustained delivery of results

Never a day will go by as a leader when you don’t realise the power you have at your fingertips.

So, what is leadership? Some say it is:

‘the art of motivating a group of people to act towards achieving a common goal’

But I believe that leadership is a behaviour, not a role, a job title or a position.

Everyone can display leadership and there are four ways we can all do this:

i. Leaders role model
ii. Leaders coach
iii. Leaders maintain a positive and optimistic attitude
iv. Leaders build the next generation of leaders

Let me explain these in more detail:

i. Leaders role model

There are lots of different leadership approaches that you will come across from charismatic, to a servant, distributed, transactional, transformational – but one thing should be common with any type of leadership:

Leaders better their environment, take initiative and trust their teams

ii. Leaders coach because they have a passion for developing people to their full potential. This means:

• We are responsible for setting a solution focussed tone and environment
• Know themselves and their team well; so use the strengths
• Providing support and tools to enable their teams
• Catch the team doing things right, offering praise

iii. Leaders maintain a positive and optimistic attitude at all times
There will be ups and downs but a leader must hold their emotions in check especially in tough times. The team morale is heavily reliant on the leader’s attitude and we must be aware that we cast a long shadow. everyone is watching what we do and how we react.

iv. Leaders build the next generation of leaders
They focus on developing others and helping them achieve their full potential. Leadership is unselfish.

Our leadership style and the way in which we engage others can help other people to grow, to flourish, to deliver amazing things and really achieve their potential.

However, if you employ the wrong leadership style and take the wrong approaches, and we get it wrong, the ramifications are equally huge – people will be miserable, they won’t develop and importantly they won’t deliver. The knock-on effects are big too…because they will go home miserable and that’s not great for their partner and families. It's not great for your business.

When you get leadership right – it can be a complete joy. Your team deliver optimally and are fun to be around.

You get the feedback needed to perform well and the environment you have created is one of high performance.

The key to great leadership is: 

‘To get on the balcony’ (R. Heifetz)

When we are up on the balcony, we have the ability as leaders to see that patterns and opportunities there are beneath us. If we are down on the dancefloor we cannot see the opportunities and relationships and issues that are emerging.

So let’s look at the six principles of successful leadership. I am going to break these principles down into three areas:

1) You
2) Your team
3) The organisation you lead in. When you get all of these behaviours and principles in line, you’ll hit the sweet spot of LEADERSHIP SUCCESS!

Reviews

  1. 5 out of 5 stars Rating

    jimmy cullingford – 15 May 2018

    A very honest and real life course on the principles of successful leadership. It is founded upon the wealth of experience that Sally has gained through her professional career, as she shares important principles for you the listener to be successful. It is well balanced, with the focus on the leader's own self awareness and also their human interactions with their team. It is well paced and very pertinent to the important role of leadership, whether that is leading a team, or leading yourself. You will replay several times, as there is a wealth of honest insight of what works and some pitfalls and assumptions to avoid, as well as effective tools and frameworks to support you in the role of leadership. I fully recommend this course.

  2. 5 out of 5 stars Rating

    Lucy Clementson-mills – 06 May 2018

    Fantastic course and a must for us all as like Sally says, we are all leaders. I love the point that leadership is a behaviour, not a role or title. This is so true and I have seen first hand the ramifications of what happens when leaders rely on a title rather than role modelling leadership qualities. So it was great to see this important point highlighted. It is also refreshing to see acknowledgment that leading people is hard but also, and most importantly, a privilege. Leaders can influence and impact their team’s lives positively or negatively and I love how Sally picks up on this. It isn’t easy to be a leader and that is why it is so important we work on ourselves first. This course definitely made me think about my own leadership style and the areas I need to improve. I am sure it will help you do the same so you can achieve success too. Enjoy!

  3. 5 out of 5 stars Rating

    Linda Scott – 01 May 2018

    Definitely a 5 = love the course and why?? Interestingly we think we know ourselves but one of the things I found amazing was the importance of developing an understanding of myself first. We assume lots of things about teams but I learned more efficiently how to develop my team to optimise their performance but also how to adapt my style to gain their trust, motivate and inspire them. The course also gave me an insight into how my style helped other people to grow and achieve their potential. Its a fantastic feeling when you get leadership right everyone is a winner!! Take the course and you could be too.