If you examine the great leaders of the past, you will see one thing they all do well – they develop other great leaders, many times leaders even better than themselves.

 

True leaders are never afraid to empower those under them to excel and be even better than they are. 

They are never afraid that their job or company will be taken away. 

Great leaders always have another mission to go to.  If you are better than me, then I can move on.

 

 

Jack Welch is one great example.  So many people who worked under Jack went on to successfully lead other organizations and create great success. 

Jack developed GE into one of the best companies in the industry, but even more impressive, he also developed an unbelievable number of leaders who went on to do even more.

 

If you are a great leader, never fear or be intimidated by those you hire.  Always look for people who can replace you, because they will allow you to move on to even greater things.

 

The best example was Jesus Christ.  He built a team of 12 disciples and told them, Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. John 14:12

 

So what is holding today’s leaders back?

 

First, understand that to be a leader, you must stand for something. 

When you stand for something, you’ll have critics and those who disagree. Not everyone is going to like you. 

But when you stand strong, it sends a message, and people follow.  We can see a great example of this in our new President, Donald Trump.  Like him or not, he is a leader and stands for something.

 

Great leaders move toward something at all times.  They have a vision.  They have a destination.

 

“If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything.”  Many have said it, and it is so true.

 

So how do you develop great leaders?  Today, let us explore 3 keys to making it happen.

 

1/        Lead by example.

            You must work as hard as anyone on your team. 

            Think quickly on your feet.

            Make decisions.

            Make things happen.

            Take the blame and give the credit.

            Treat others very well, but expect a great deal from them.

 

2/        Surround yourself with the best people.

            These might be average people with unlimited abilities.

            Remember the disciples Jesus chose: rustic, uneducated, lacking social skills.

            Find the best people, the ones with vision, drive and passion.

            You can develop the skills.

            Don’t be afraid to hire the best and demand even more from them.

The more they keep you on your feet, the more they will grow, and so will you.

 

3/        Everyday, teach and develop your people

            to be stronger, better leaders than you.

            Give them rope to hang themselves.

            Let them fail.

The greatest lesson I ever received was being punished for failing to make a decision, but never for making the wrong decision.

            Make them stretch way beyond what they think they can accomplish.

            Raise the expectations you have of them way up.

            Be there for them.

            You want respect.  Friendship is great, but respect builds leaders.

 

Three simple but very hard pieces of advice for you to implement in your organization to create great success through great leaders.

Stop hesitating.

 

If you want to build a great organization, it starts with you and your ability to build great leaders.

Lead by example.

Surround yourself with the best.

Teach and develop the best into even better.

 

Now go do it.

If you need help, watch this 18 minute video and then set up a 30 minute call with me.  Hesitation will never get you there.  Stop thinking about it.

 

  

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