How to Be a Successful Leader Asheville NC

Great leaders in Asheville always expect the best from their followers and never accept anything other than the best. It takes courage to expect excellence from everyone and the best leaders never tolerate mediocrity.

Western Carolina University Sub-Center, Asheville
(828) 251-6025
68 Patton Ave., Suite One
Asheville, NC
Comprehensive Business Consulting
(828) 299-7038
134 Charlotte Hwy
Asheville, NC
North Carolina State University, Capital Region
919-715-7373 ext. 627
5 West Hargett Street, Suite 600
Raleigh, NC
Winston-Salem State University SBTDC
(336) 799-7340
301 N. Main St., 9th Floor, Suite 921A
Winston-Salem, NC
University of North Carolina at Wilmington, SE
(910) 962-3744
601 South College Rd
Wilmington, NC
Small Business Administration
(828) 225-1844
29 Haywood St
Asheville, NC
Askier Business Development Inc
(828) 299-3480
27 Patriots Dr
Asheville, NC
Appalachian State University SBTDC
(828) 262-2492
130 Poplar Grove Rd, PO Box 32114
Boone, NC
North Carolina SBTDC
(919) 962-0389
1700 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Suite 115 CB# 1823
Chapel Hill, NC
Fayetteville State Univ. Cape Fear Region SBTDC
(910) 672-1727
1200 Murchinson Rd., Suite 6
Fayetteville, NC

How to Be a Successful Leader

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Communication —  Effective leaders ask the right questions to get the right answers. Lack of effective communication skills is one of the main reasons for disengagement.  Effective leaders understand that open and honest communication is the lifeblood of trust. They understand that people want to be understood. This takes time, patience, and empathy.  Great leaders take the time to get to know their team members. It all starts with open and honest communication.

Appreciation — Lack of appreciation is the number one reason associates become disengaged.  People want to feel valued, secure and appreciated.

• How To Improve Loyalty – Make 5 deposits of appreciation before you earn the right to one withdrawal of criticism.

• Practice R.A.R.E. – Random Acts of Recognition Everyday

Respect — The best leaders treat everyone, from entry level to executive level, with dignity and respect. They understand that to earn a PhD in leadership you must Preserve Human Dignity. Humility is the sign of an authentic leader and authentic, humble people always treat others with dignity and respect. They understand that big egos Edge Greatness Out.

Accountability — Great leaders always expect the best from their followers and never accept anything other than the best. It takes courage to expect excellence from everyone and the best leaders never tolerate mediocrity. Lack of personal accountability is one of the major problems in today’s society and effective leaders understand that one of life’s heaviest burdens is great potential. They won’t let their team members waste the team’s potential.

Trust — Effective leaders always do the right thing, according to a foundation of ethical and moral standards. They know that trust, once lost, is almost impossible to regain. They do what they say they will do, when they say they will do it, and how they say they wil do it.  They are always consistent and dependable.

Now you know how to become a Five Carat Leader…






And remember, it’s all about the relationship.

Byrd Baggett, an expert at developing authentic leaders and passionately engaged teams, will speak at the Frame Building Expo on Feb. 26 and give a workshop on Feb. 27. His solutions have been featured in many publications, including Readers Digest, Bits & Pieces, Guide Posts, and Selling Power magazines. He is a Certified Speaking Professional and has authored 13 books on sales, leadership, customer service and motivation. CSP is the highest earned designation presented by the National Speakers Association.

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