The most important tip comes first. If you do this first action well, the rest will follow more naturally. If the ideas you are promoting are congruent with your core beliefs and values, these actions will come easily, too. So, start with a deep understanding of "why" you want to see the change or improvement. Make certain it is congruent with what you deeply believe. Then, understand and follow these guidelines.
* Eyes are on you:-Model the behavior you want to see from others. There is nothing more powerful for employees than observing the "big bosses" do the actions or behaviors they are requesting from others. As Mahatma Gandhi said, "Become the change you wish to see in the world." And, it will happen.
* No "I" its "WE":- Act as if you are part of the team, not always the head of it. Dig in and do actual work, too. People will appreciate that you are personally knowledgeable about the effort needed to get the work done. They will trust your leadership because you have undergone their experience.
* Life is not a tightrope. Remember that running a life is not a tightrope walking act. For one thing, you are not in this all alone. For another, nothing in life is a straight line like a tightrope.
* Want More Innovation? If you want more innovation from your people, let them know that their employment is secure, even if their job changes. People worried about losing their jobs tend to find ways to stretch out the work, not innovative ways to do it better.
Complete Article and Images are available in Building Giants Aug-Oct 2010 Issue