4 Elements of Great Leadership


11 April 2017

Collaboration. Vision. Culture. Awareness. Four of many crucial components of great leadership. How do you begin to develop these qualities within yourself and amongst your team? We’ve assembled a team of experts to help you. They’ll be leading our day of interactive and hands-on learning at Leadercast Labs

Get to know these great leaders, teachers and speakers here and on Leadercast Now before joining them on May 4 for Leadercast Labs

Alan Schaefer — Collaboration
Alan is the Founder of Banding People Together, a performance improvement company that focuses on collaboration and the impact it has on leadership, team performance, employee engagement, and organizational change. In one of his Leadercast Now videos, Alan explains, “On a leadership level, I think it's wildly important that to think about how I create the optimal conditions where people have a voice, where people can contribute, where they understand their contribution?” 

Alan’s organizational guidance directly correlates to those groups seeing better results and return on their work. If you aren’t able to come to Leadercast Labs, watch Alan’s Leadercast Now videos here. 

Sharon Frame — Vision 
As a speaker, an award-winning former CNN anchor, author, and business owner, Sharon spends a lot of her time informing people: telling them the facts so they can draw their own conclusions. As a leader, it is tempting to spend your days doing the same thing: telling people what they need to know to get the job done. But Sharon asserts that the best leaders know to share their vision in order to see organizational change. In her Leadercast Now videos, Sharon explains a few concepts that contribute to understanding the vision you want to share, in either your personal life and purpose, or your organization’s life and purpose: self-reflection, listening, inclusivity. 

Steve Cockram — Awareness 
As the author of 5 Voices: How to Communicate Effectively with Everyone You Lead, and cofounder of GiANT Worldwide, Steve is in the business of providing tools for organizations to succeed. In his book, he helps people understand how they are perceived as leaders in their organizations, homes and communities. Not only does he explain how you are perceived, he uses the 5 Voices to help you be aware of the natural voices of the members of your team, so you can lead them well. “If you're able to relate to them in the way that they're wired, you're much more likely to find that they actually connect with you,” Steve explains. “If you just assume everyone is like you and treat them that way, most of the time you'll get it horribly wrong.” 

Ricardo Gonzalez — Culture 
Ricardo is the founder and CEO of Bilingual America, a nationally respected cultural and language-training institute established in 1992. As the developer of cultural mastery training courses, books and workshops, Ricardo helps individuals and organizations develop healthy cross-cultural relationships to improve communication and teamwork. Ricardo’s work speaks to the importance of leading from a place of cultural awareness, not just in the world, but in the workplace. 

In his new book, 6 Stages of Cultural Mastery, Ricardo explains that one of the steps is empathy. “I can't care about people I don't engage with. I can't care about people I don't know anything about. I can say I do, but I really don't,” he says. Ricardo’s teaching on these six steps will help leaders begin to understand what’s inside of them when it comes to cultural awareness, and how to move toward a place of mastery. 

Join these four speakers at Leadercast Labs , or watch their videos right now on Leadercast Now to begin to master these four crucial elements of leadership.


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