Paula Landino, Chairman 50, dished out her leadership nuggets on the Chairman Mentorship, today, Sunday, July 5. Their simplicity and timelessness are what really struck me. I loved her energy throughout the presentation; despite the pauses when her wisdom was translated from Spanish to English. She closed off the call with gratitude for a number of people, a practice that I do applaud. She also reminds the participants to never, never quit your dreams, especially when you have an opportunity like IM Mastery to help make them possible. Here are my takeaways:
Growth is the ultimate activity of any business and in order to do so, leaders must have a team. Teams allow for the duplication of efforts and as a result, the duplication of the desirable results. Of course, “everything rises and falls on leadership,” according to renowned leadership coach, John C Maxwell. And, good leaders tend to create better environments in which others are able to thrive. Landino identify some of the activities that good leaders engage in, activities that allow them to create great environments and as a result, tremendous growth. Here are Paula Landino's 10 Characteristics of a Good Leader:
1. They Make Things Happen
In order for a leader to make something happen, he or she must first have a long-term vision and the goals to get there. What I absolutely agree with is when Landino suggests that leaders not only communicate the vision with their teams, but also listen to the goals, and whys of the individuals on the team. From her point, I can conclude that vision is a two-way street that everyone must be on so that they can arrive at the destination as one unit.
2. They Create and Give Value to Their Teams
One major way for leaders to give value is by cultivating an environment of trust. According to Landino, lack of trust stagnates growth and prevents unity; on the other hand, with trust, the vision can be pursued and everyone can feel great about what they are creating.
3. Leaders Positively Impact the Thoughts &
Influence is a skill that all leaders should work on developing because sometimes people need motivation and direction. Because the leader creates the vision, he or she now needs to instill it into his or her team. Once it is a part of team’s heart, it will direct the activity of each individual. This alignment or unity is beneficial as it ensures that the vision is accomplished. Thus influence is important and strategic.