At Strategic Intelligence Solutions, we believe that anyone can acquire knowledge, skills and experience but still lack the basic values of a great leader. We are looking for exceptional leaders to join our team who naturally exhibit the following traits:
- Great Communicator/Listener – Incorporate an open clear communication environment with an open mind and heart where creative thinking, thoughts, questions and honest concerns are expressed, and desired by everyone in order to achieve the highest levels of performance.
- Sense of Humor – Laugh at yourself as well as share in the laughter of others
- Encourager – Continuously seek new ways to encourage employees to perform to their full potential while making sure successes are acknowledged with gratitude, praise and rewards.
- Empathetic – Be compassionate and understanding of other people’s needs and assist in helping them fulfill their hierarchy of needs in a humble manner
- Responsible – Promote personal responsibility by providing clear expectations and honor the culture, vision and goals of SIS.
The following was extracted from an article written by Kevin Daum who accurately outlines qualities of amazing leadership. Mr Daum depicts what an “Amazing Boss” is an how one must operate; we have utilized that information to outline the leadership at SIS.**
1. Maintain control and get things done.
Our leaders empower each team with time, resources and techniques, to solve big issues with big ideas creating an atmosphere of thinking out of the box and stretching the imagination. Our leaders invite creativity into daily conversation and procedures so that every employee feels natural about being creative and facilitating productive creativity when interacting with others in the company. WORK SMARTER NOT HARDER.
2. Create an open environment for voicing concern and frustration while fostering a sense of community.
At SIS we hire like-minded, committed individuals to form an internal culture by design rather than default. We create an environment where people are empowered to make change on their own to improve product, process, and procedures. Open communication is expected, required, and desired by everyone involved to achieve the highest levels of team performance.
3. Encourage career development for their employees.
We encourage and integrate individual learning and development so that personal growth is required and rewarded. It is our desire at SIS to thrive and rise new leaders from the inside. Our time and dollars are placed towards personal growth so that everyone shares reasonable expectations of commitment and success. Your time is precious to us and we appreciate the time and effort you put into your position at SIS.
4. Build trust so people feel safe are responsible for their roles and actions.
SIS Leaders encourage constant interaction and high performance within the team so they succeed or fail together, creating tight bonds of loyalty to the company and each other. Successes are met with equal high praise and rewards, while failures are met with encouraging acceptance and learning discussions yielding next-step improvements. promote personal accountability by providing clear communication and buy-in as to the culture, vision, and goals for the company. They know how to effectively and efficiently align the team, communicate in rhythm, and measure progress so they can adjust quickly with minimal risk.
5. Generate happiness in the workplace praise and show gratitude.
The SIS leaders constantly seek and execute ways to help employees gain deep personal satisfaction from their responsibilities so they are inspired and excited to come to work and perform well every day. They instill a deep sense of personal satisfaction and accomplishment in each individual team members. They help employees develop a strong sense of self-confidence and self-praise that outweighs any pat-on-the-back or award provided.
** the information above was extracted from an article written for Inc. http://www.inc.com/kevin-daum/
About the author Kevin Daum: https://plus.google.com/u/0/
“Success at the highest level comes down to one question: ‘Can you make the choice that your happiness can come from someone else’s success?’ No one has qualities like courage, vision, charisma, adaptability, and decisiveness in equal measure. But every great leader does make the same decision – and so can you.” Jeff Haden
“In the past a leader was a boss. Today’s leaders must be partners with their people…they no longer can lead solely based on position power.” Ken Blanchard
“You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.” Woodrow Wilson
“When you put together deep knowledge about a subject that intensely matters to you, charisma happens. You gain courage to share your passion, and when you do that, folks follow.” Jerry Porras
“The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.” Ronald Reagan