L.E.A.D.E.R.

What does a good leader need to learn how to do? It's not just about having the position. A leader has to be able to influence for the greater good of the organization. In our leadership training I have used this acronym to help leaders stay on point. They must develop and enhance these skills.

L-love: if you don't love people, they won't care what you have to say
E-encourage: applaud strengths, don't amplify weaknesses
A-appreciate:a simple kind word throughout the project brings great results
D-direct: don't beat around the bush when giving instructions-be direct
E-equip: people need tools to work with as they are empowered
R-reproduce: train your replacement and the company will keep growing

Every company needs more "lifters" and less "leaners". What type of person are you being at your workplace? If you want to be a leader, develop the characteristics above and you will find promotion in your future!