November 18, 2014
The average employee makes dozens of choices every day that impact the performance of his business. Typically large choices are strategized and agonized over while other smaller decisions are made instinctively.
But just because an employee doesn’t give a decision much thought doesn’t mean it doesn’t matter.
An employee that agrees to carry a customer’s part to his truck when asked is actively helping his business; in the same way another employee passively hurts the operation by not doing the same.
During a GenNext webinar Tuesday, David Wheatley of Human Energy spoke about these decisions as the power of choice — and the concept that every decision an employee makes shows a different commitment to leadership, and business success.
According to Wheatley, “Leadership is not about the rank you have (in a business). It is simply about the choices that you make that have an impact and influence on the people around you.”
Wheatley says all choices can be organized into four categories: destructive, compliant, productive and transformative.
He describes the categories as follows:
The presentation was lauded by GenNext President Steve Hansen.
“David Wheatley’s presentation on leadership was terrific,” he says. “He did an incredible job of promoting transformative and productive leadership styles over compliant or destructive styles. I think everyone can relate to each of these leadership styles. David was thorough in explaining each style plus coaching the best leadership choices.”
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