One Simple, Free, Exceptionally Great Leadership Tip

By August 8, 2014Leadership

Here’s a great leadership tip. 

And, it’s one you already know, but sometimes forget. Or just don’t do it enough. 

This leadership tip was shared with me years ago by one of my leaders. I have practiced it in every leadership environment since then. It’s one of the smartest things I do. 

It’s genius. Simple. And, best of all, it’s free.

Do you want to be a better leader? 

Implement this leadership tip today. And repeat often.

Ready? 

Get out of your office.

See how simple that is. And just think — you made it this far in the post just for that.

But I’m telling you it works.

Walk the building. Tour the grounds. Talk to people.

It takes you out of your paradigm. It puts you on more neutral ground. You appear more approachable. 

Ask questions. 
Talk to people doing the work. 
Let people ask you questions.
Smile. Engage. 
Hear stories. 
Get feedback and input. 
Reinforce vision in person. 

It’s so simple. Yet how many times do we neglect it because we are stuck at a desk? Doing paperwork. Answering emails from the people we could see in person. 

Leadership looks so much different when it’s done with the computer screen in front of us. But email can never replace the value of human interaction. People are more than names on a page. 

The best leadership is always done in real time, but with real people. Eyeball to eyeball. Face to face.

You can’t do it exclusively, but when you can it’s masterful. 

Get out of your office today. Get with real people. 

Improve your leadership.

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