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One Minute Manager, Part 2

Strong leaders praise people and they're kind, pleasant, courteous, and considerate. 

If you think of an effective leader as simply resilient and tough, think again. Leadership involves much more than that. It involves being approachable and nice to people. Those are the types of leaders people want to be attached to. Those are the types of leaders who bring out the best in people. In my first blog post about One Minute Managers (blog post June 12, 2016), I pointed out that a great manager/leader doesn't waste a lot of time wasting time. They let people "manage" themselves or you could say they act more as a facilitator. One minute managers go out of their way to catch people doing well then praising them for it opposed to trying to catch them doing wrong and using it against them. That's what the authors (Blanchard and Johnson) wrote about in their book many years ago, which still works today.

The bottom line is, "do to others as you would like them to do to you (Luke 6:31). Apparently Blanchard and Johnson were on to something. 

As leaders it's important that we continue to keep great people on our team and trusting people to do their job is one of the ways to do so.

Think about it.

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