Dr Ali Bacher
spoke at our Toastmasters conference in May. Here are a few lessons from him.
- Return correspondence within 24 hours
- Brevity – 2 pages (both speaking and writing)
- Workplace structures are meaningless (my version is that titles are meaningless)
- Look after quality people that make it happen
- If you pay peanuts you get monkeys
- Keep your door open
- Promote performers
- Give responsibility to people you have confidence in
- Give small gestures of appreciation
- Be honest – never lie
- Never break your word
- Always settle out of court
- Never record your feelings at the time, wait until you have cooled down
- To learn respect, set the example
- Fly economy class with your staff!
- You have a responsibility to transfer your skills
- Things don’t just happen; be proactive
Craig Valentine has created a list of ten things that you can do to improve your next speech.
Here is a summary of just a few tips.
- Facial Expressions
- Movement with a purpose
You can read the full list on Craig’s website.
Here are 15 traits of leadership to consider…
- Learn from each other
- Learn from themselves
- Treat mistakes as a learning opportunity
- Hold themselves accountable
- Hold others accountable
- Live leadership ? don?t switch it on and off
- Admit their mistakes
- Know their own shortcomings
- Make decisions and take action
- Don?t procrastinate
- Listen to others
- Have an open mind
- Lead from the front
- Get their hands dirty
- Find opportunity in every situation.
What is great about this list is that all of these traits can be learned!
Which of these characteristics do you have?
Which of these characteristics do you see in others?