Managers desire employees that are passionate go-getters. The issue is typically in how they approach this goal. Every change we attempt to make in business has to be sold, and just like customers, team members only “buy” if they believe in the product/service, and the company behind it. The first goal should be to transition from a Manager to a Leader and start with self-reflection. You must sell yourself before others can be sold. The effort is not as daunting when you are totally authentic and passionate about the organizations objectives. It becomes contagious and something that others naturally want to emulate. And if there is some reason that a manager/leader is having a hard time becoming passionate about the objective, then there is something fundamentally flawed that has to be fixed immediately.
“Passion and Authenticity are rare. Possessing both is required before expecting it of others”
Published by Donny Barstow
Donny Barstow has been with MCCi since 2000 and currently serves as President of the company. He has a Management Information Systems B.S. from Florida State University, and an MBA from University of Florida. Donny has been involved in leadership all his life. Starting with being the team captain in sports, to being the President of his fraternity at FSU, all the way to being an influential and motivating leader at MCCi. He is very active and dedicated to his leadership philosiphies. He is the Founder of TYEO (Tallahassee Young Entrepreneurs Organization), a recent graduate from Leadership Tallahassee, and is counted on for his weekly inspirational leadership notes. This blog is dedicated to educating and collaborating with others on the definition of leadership and what it takes to be a great leader. View all posts by Donny Barstow