Transforming leaders the sandler way: 52 visual lessons in personal and organizational effectiveness
By dave arch
You can’t transform a team or an organization until you’ve transformed yourself. With that idea in mind, I decided to write about the critical leadership principles that support great leaders, great careers and great teams. Transformational Leadership is leadership that starts in your own life, then radiates outward as an example to others!
This book is divided into seven sections. Each section reflects a quality I have seen exemplified in the character and work habits of the great leaders I’ve been privileged to work with over the years. Let’s look at each of those seven now.
A leader needs to be someone who has a demonstrated record of Personal Power. Now, how you define success is, of course, an individual matter. But if you expect to be followed, you must have achieved a measure of success in some area in which others want to achieve success. Others must be willing to follow you in the hope that you can lead them to similar success in their own world. So: What is your track record? What abilities and special skills made that track record possible?
Conviction means your ability to communicate in a positive way about what you think and strongly feel. Conviction literally means “unshakeable belief.” It’s what happens when you believe in something so deeply that it actually becomes a part of you. Are you willing to communicate that which is the deepest part of you? Are you eager to do so before anyone else communicates how they feel about the topic under discussion?
Charisma means how effectively, quickly and deeply you connect with others. How easy is it for people to get to know you? Think about figures like Kennedy, Eisenhower and Reagan, whose ability to bond with others quickly was usually more relevant to problem-solving than their politics. Are you, like them, easy to like? Or are you “a lot to get past”?
People Skills means the ability to “read” people and have influence with them. It includes the ability to read subtleties in people’s body language. It also includes the ability to learn how to connect with somebody without overlooking the context in which you’re communicating. At the