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366: Inspiring Leadership: 7 Tips for Building Trust and Boosting Morale at Work

366: Inspiring Leadership: 7 Tips for Building Trust and Boosting Morale at Work

Tune in for a power-packed session on cultivating the skills to evolve into an inspiring leader who ignites excellence in others. In this episode, Dr. Sam Adeyemi, author of Dear Leader: Your Flagship Guide to Successful Leadership, will share the leadership traits necessary to influence the culture in your organization. 

 

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In this episode:

  • Sam's experience growing up in Nigeria and seeking to be successful and have an impact (03:30)
  • How reading Tough Times Never Last but Tough People Do by Robert Schuller changed Sam's life when he discovered “Attitudes are more important than facts.” (05:10)
  • "You've got to deal with being before you deal with doing and then having." -Sam (06:10)
  • This new path was a game changer for Sam and it helped him to be less anxious, more peaceful, have more hope, and have more faith. (06:51)
  • Reading the book, Christian Leadership by Donald S. Aultman, helped Sam to realize that everyone, including himself, has leadership potential because man was created in the image and likeness of God (07:41)
  • Some of the ways that leaders can identify their core values (09:31)
  • As a leader, one of the major things you need to do in your organization is to lead your team to define the core values of the organization. (11:10)
  • Leaders should have structured training that takes people from one level of commitment to the other (12:33)
  • Leaders must model their values and their behavior must be in alignment with them. (14:55)
  • How a leader or a leadership team can build an atmosphere of high morale in the workplace. (18:16)
  • How leaders build trust and some of the pitfalls that destroy trust in leadership (26:38)

  • To build trust a leader has got to love people. (27:39)
  • Modeling high morale also builds trust. (30:20)
  • Avoid putting tasks and results before people. (30:34)
  • Defining the "branding-for-talent concept." (32:35)
  • "Human capital is the greatest asset for any organization." (33.28)
  • It's important to understand and value people and talent and value the differences across generations. (38:47)
  • How to encourage the open sharing of ideas and learning from people throughout their organization (41:20)
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