This week I’m finishing up the delivery of an extensive supervisor training course to a group of 42 building materials manufacturing supervisors and production leads. I’ll start another 24 at the end of the month. Inspiring others was part of the course content.
Plenty of good action item content, but I neglected to include the use of this quote from the 6th President of the United States, John Quincy Adams.
He said at some point in the 1800’s … “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”
How do you rate yourself as a leader on President Adam’s definition of a leader?
Pay attention to your actions towards others; ask yourself, do my actions:
- Inspire others to dream more?
- Inspire others to learn more?
- Inspire others to do more?
- Inspire others to become more?
Always remember, as the leader everyone is looking to you for direction. Your team and others will follow your lead if your direction is sound, and your actions inspire them to achieve the short list above … applicable at work and at home!!