I was approached by an employee from another division in my compnay yesterday. They wanted talk as they were extremely downheartened as a result of a less than motivational appraisal they had received. I could understand why they felt as they did.
It reminded of a presentation by Allan Leighton (ex Chairman of British Post and current Chairman of Pace Technology) to the Leaders in London on the subject of appraisals and leadership. I think this is brillant and the message an extremely powerful one.
Hope you enjoy it as well.
Today’s inspirational quote from Audri and Jim Langford
One of the hardest things to do as a Leader is to retain that energy and enthusiasm when you dont want to be there.
Recently something happened and I lost my enthusiasm, while I struggle with that and ponder my next steps...... will I stay or will I go? How do my actions affect my team?
I strongly believe that to be a Leader you need to sacrifice yourself at times for others, in the Bible they often call it being a 'servant leader' and this means you need to put the needs of your team and their growth before your own.
There is so much to continually read about leadership that anyone researching the subject can easily become very confused as to what leadership really is and what an effective leader should be doing. I firmly believe that if we're going to help anyone become leadership material, we must try to boil leadership down to the simplest form that we can. The discussion of leadership, in my view, has almost taken on a sort of philosophical overtone, which I personally am not comfortable with.
by Jim Taggart
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