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Helping Others To Win

Posted on February 15, 2011 by Ronald T. Brown, Ph.D.

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Leaders like to win! 

But in doing so, many times they forget that in order for their organization to win - they need to become experts at helping those around them win - and suceed at higher and higher levels.

Leaders need to remember that they are responsible for making each player on their team better, so that the organization as a whole can win. So what can a leader do to help those around them win?

* Listen to their dreams: Ask someone on your team, “If you could do anything, what would it be?” - and watch them light up as they describe what lies deep within their heart. Listen intently - and try to see their dream as clearly as they see it.

* Resource their ideas: Find ways to resource ideas by helping your people get the training, books, relationships or experiences needed to take their ideas to the next level.

* Network them with others:  A well networked leader will be a growing leader. When you connect people of similar passions and goals - you open up doors for new opportunities, ideas, wisdom and experience that will help them grow at a faster, and in a more complete, manner.

* Develop their strengths: Focusing on weaknesses will only hold your people back from becoming all they were created to be. Help others not only to discover their strengths - but develop their strenghts to the fullest potential. Help them see, and develop, what they naturally do well.

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