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special focus on LEADERSHIP

a special focus on LEADERSHIP

become a more effective leader

ones doing the daily work. The
answer is simple: A valuable
leader makes sure everyone on
the team can be their most
productive, and does whatever is
necessary to achieve that. A
leader is there for the team, no
matter what.
4. Communicate
Far too often, bosses
communicate too little. An
effective leader is a
communicative one. Every
member of your team should feel
connected to the larger group
and know the overarching goals
and action plans of the team and
organization. It's a leader's job
to get team members the
information they need to do their
jobs quickly and efficiently. This
requires frequent communication
that is clear and easily
understood. Messages and
expectations should be
reiterated regularly to be

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effective. Likewise, effective
communication is two-way. As
important as it is to deliver
information, it's equally important
to receive information from your
team. Effective leaders must be
approachable so communication
flows freely in both directions.
When an employee needs to talk
with you-whatever the reason-
make sure you set aside the time
to do so, as they would for you. 
5. Be accountable
Effective leadership requires real
accountability. And accountable
leaders assume ownership for
the performance of their teams. A
true leader knows this is core to
the success of any endeavor and
that it is critical from start to
finish. They communicate, set
clear expectations and hold their
team accountable for what is
expected of them-for the team
and organization. When things go
awry, leaders take responsibility
and take the steps to make it

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6. Attract and retain other
leaders
An often overlooked element to
effective leadership is the
ability to attract other leaders,
because a truly strong leader is
not threatened by that quality
in others. Effective leaders
know to succeed and grow.
Employers not only need the
best employees they can find,
they also need those
individuals to stay engaged,
fulfilled and committed to the
organization's long-term goals.
Core to this is to create an
environment that breeds
success. A work environment
that combines hard work and
fun leads to increased
creativity, more imaginative
problem-solving and unique
approaches to achieving goals.

The organization should be
inclusive and allow its people
to play a role in the overall
process. Keeping those leaders
once you've earned their
interest is a simple matter of
keeping them engaged and
allowing them to grow.
Recognition, rewards and
continued professional growth
opportunities will sustain
loyalty and commitment to their
work and your organization.
The mortgage industry is
continually changing, which
makes steady and robust
leadership especially important.
Regardless of the industry,
however, the tenets of effective
leadership remain the same.
Leaders must lead by example,
with passion and enthusiasm
for their work. By
communicating and being
approachable, managers make
sure their team is connected,
informed and prepared to
succeed. This creates an
environment of inclusivity and
engagement that encourages
and attracts leaders. Practicing
these principles of effective
leadership, today's mortgage
professionals can become
better leaders and better
recognize strong leadership
and leadership potential.

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right. Without accountability,
even the best, hard-working,
well-intentioned leaders fail.
Accountability drives meeting
their performance goals,
developing teams, hiring top
talent and optimizing
performance, all of which are
core to a business's success.

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"Leaders must lead by example, with
passion and enthusiasm for their work. By
communicating and being approachable,
managers make sure their team is
connected, informed and prepared to
succeed."
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