HOW CAN ONE STRIVE TO BE A LEADER?
In the episode I consider two different issues around communication skills. The first is communicating across cultural boundaries. The second is the technique of asking questions to boost leadership.
It is difficult to imagine today a harder situation than the country faced when FDR came to power in 1933. The task must have seemed overwhelming. Starting a new compliance leadership position at a new company can seem equally daunting. You need to not only think through your steps going forward but also how to execute them for maximum performance in this early part of your corporate career.
I recently heard a talk by Liz Wiseman who is the co-author with Greg McKeown of Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter, which is a book about the various types of leaders. They focus two different types of leaders, Diminishers and Multipliers. Multipliers are leaders who encourage growth and creativity from their workers, while Diminishers are those who hinder and otherwise keep their employees’ productivity at a minimum. The authors give what they consider to be solutions and guidance to the issues they bring up in the book. Wiseman challenges each of us to multiply our influence to make those with work with and even work for better. I heartily recommend Wiseman’s techniques to you and her book for your library on leadership.