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How to Be An Effective Leader Through Listening and Life-Long Learning

August 4, 201729 min
Today Diane’s guest is Hans Finzel, a successful author, speaker and trusted authority in the field of leadership. In this episode, Diane and Hans talk about why it’s important for leaders to listen and learn.  Any time we influence others we are leading them, good or bad.  Hans shares his own journey to leadership and explains some of the concepts in his new book, ‘Top Ten Ways to Be a Great Leader.’ Leaders are readers and readers are leaders, but they also probably listen to podcasts, so listen and learn with today’s episode on leadership!  Hans Finzel speaks, writes and teaches on practical leadership principals and has a bestselling book called, ‘The Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make’. What you will learn: Hans' journey to leadership and why natural leadership ability isn’t necessarily better than leaders who learn to lead How to learn and listen as a leader and why it’s so important The problem with miserable, terrible bosses and why a good leader is one who empowers their followers. How to help those bottom-line driven leaders to listen and learn Why EQ is more important than IQ. The value in a 360 degree evaluation The revolution created by millenials coming into the work force is demanding accessibility and vulnerability among their leaders Old school vs new school approaches to leadership and why millenials won’t respect or follow ivory-tower leaders Practical leadership tips. Start reading books and listening to podcasts on leadership. YouTube and TED Talks. Expose yourself to new information about leadership The seven things people feel when they’re not listened to and the eight things they feel when they are listened to The 3 signs of a miserable job The difference between listening and doing what people want you to do What servant leadership is and why your team will love you being vulnerable and admitting that you’re not perfect. Why a risk-averse corporate culture won’t grow or thrive. The value in giving developmental evaluations and what it means to work out your leadership gift. Quotes: "Effective leaders, today, are life-long learners." "I’ve found that people just want to be heard. They don’t necessarily demand that you do it their way, but they just want to know, 'I’ve been heard'." "If you’re in any kind of leadership position or management, just decide you’re going to be different, you’re going to be the kind of person that actually empowers your people instead of frustrates them." "People don’t care about how much you know, until they know how much you care." "Effective leaders, today, are life-long learners." "If you stop learning today, you’re going to stop leading tomorrow." "Vulnerability is a powerful thing. If you pretend you’re perfect, everybody knows you’re not." "The companies that are thriving, they take risks." Contact HansPlease check out all Hans’s great leadership books, podcasts and tips at Contact Diane: Email Website:http://www. Let us know what you think about this episode by leaving a voicemail or comment:  

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