A little while back I went to a leadership training meeting. The training was for a new leaders. My role was to support the new leaders I oversaw. As part of the training, they discussed many topics related to effective leadership. One of the speakers mentioned five leadership principles that really stuck out to me. They are discussed below.
I. Determine Needs
Before much progress can be made the leader needs to determine the needs. In a corporate culture, there are three areas of needs that must be identified. These areas include the needs of the customers, the needs of the employees, and the needs of the corporation.
Two approaches you could take to determine these needs are to ask and observe members of each group specifically. By asking what the needs are, you get direct feedback. When you cannot ask what the needs are or they are not explicitly stated, it is very important to be observant so you can recognize the unstated needs. Once the needs of the specific groups are determined, you can determine how to best fill the needs.