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Lighting the Path:
B Michele Wi
By Mi h l Wierzgac, MSEd, CMM
Speaker & Educator
NOW MORE THAN
ever, the world needs
inspirational leaders at work. Why? One-third of
U.S. employees are unhappy with their jobs and are
planning to leave. Very few people are eager to go to work.
Disengaged employees are looking for a leader that will
inspire them into action.
The core characteristic of an inspirational leader is that
they lead with a strong and sensitive purpose with a deep
passion for the mission. They have a desire to serve and
empower others. They inspire themselves - and others.
"If you want to successfully lead people,
you need to demonstrate on a consistent
basis a dedication to a set of values that
others can understand and emulate.
These values have to include a respect
of others and a willingness to do any
task that you would like others to do."
Les Selby, CMP, CMM
Vice President, Client Services,
Event Spectrum Inc.
Inspirational leaders do not use a process, nor a technique.
They lead with the heart and the soul - and consider the
heart and soul of others. The research proves that motivating
and inspiring others increases employee engagement.
To inspire employees, the leader must provide all of these
skills with a genuine spirit:
* Being authentic - How true are you to your own
personality, spirit and character despite pressures from
the material world? People will be able to tell if you
are pretending to be someone else and will question
everything about you. Showcase your strengths and
personality traits. If you love to tell jokes, tell jokes.
Are you reading from a script or you speaking from heart?
Be natural. Be authentic.
* Earn trust - Trust is an essential ingredient in increasing
engagement. Employees are more loyal and enthusiastic
when they work in an environment with people they
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"Passion is the energy that drives you to reach
your true potential." Without passion we will
never buy in completely and do whatever
necessary to reach our full potential."
Tina Debos, CFA, CMM
Director of Operations,
Women in Capital Markets
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