Here's part II of my notes from Mark Sanborn's talk at the Chick-fil-A Leadercast:
People have no reason to change until we accept them – One
thing that I've learned from leading people is that I can't successfully
lead someone who I am secretly judging. I need to always have respect and
appreciation for the person I'm trying to lead. If I don't have that respect and
appreciation, I have to find it. Luckily, I've always been successful to find
something about every person which I can respect and appreciate.
I'll accept you where you're at to help you go
where you want to go – This is the essence of every leader's job and
responsibility. A leader is responsible to help his people grow and
become the person he or she is meant to be. A leader should foster that
growth, development, improvement and life journey so the person can
go where they want to go.
If a leader is able to do
this, it's a great feeling. I've been able to
experience this a few times when I've been able to help others to become better. It's a great feeling.
Sanborn also writes a great blog focused on helping leaders grow. You
can read it http://www.marksanborn.com/blog/.