It's in the details that will make you a stellar leader...

In conducting research on stellar leadership approach, a vice president of a healthcare company in New York, said to me “It’s in the details that will make you a stellar leader.”  This was echoed by a senior global director at a German marketing firm who said “It could be as simple as a handwritten birthday card to an employee. Who even does that? You! This act will get you noticed and your team will love you for it!”  On my birthday, Google remembered it and the graphic below popped up. I normally look at the Google Doodles as they’re fun, they’re educational, they’re even gamified. This adaptive approach by Google likens what these leaders have said –  individualized approach – a type of caring which as one executive at a Singaporean company said “One way we show we care is through these personalized e-approaches because we live in just a mobile environment and we don’t see people physically everyday anymore.”

Not being a detailed oriented is not an excuse. A manager at a financial institution in Toronto said to me “I’m not detailed oriented but I make sure I know people’s birthdays. I don’t have to announce it to the world that I’m greeting them, it’s just between me and that individual member in my team. If that person wants a big announcement, then I’ll do that but generally it’s a greeting to have a quiet celebration with them. And no, you don’t have to be detailed oriented for that. I know my wife’s birthday. So why can’t I know my team’s?”

 

That said, what are you doing to make sure you pay attention to the individual needs of your team? 

560 comments to It’s in the details that will make you a stellar leader…

  • Hello.This article was really fascinating, particularly since I was looking for thoughts on this topic last Friday.

  • excellent post, very informative. I wonder why the other experts of this sector do not notice this. You should continue your writing. I’m sure, you have a huge readers’ base already!

  • Excellent post. Keep writing such kind of info on your page. Im really impressed by it. Hey there, You have done a fantastic job. I’ll definitely digg it and in my view recommend to my friends. I’m sure they will be benefited from this site.

  • amsterdam escort girls

    After going over a few of the blog posts on your site, I honestly like your way of blogging. I bookmarked it to my bookmark site list and will be checking back in the near future. Take a look at my web site too and tell me what you think.

  • whoah this blog is wonderful i really like studying your posts. Keep up the good work! You recognize, lots of persons are searching round for this info, you could help them greatly.

  • I discovered your weblog internet site on google and check a few of the early posts. Continue to preserve up the very great operate. I just extra up your RSS feed to my MSN News Reader. Searching for forward to reading far more from you later on!?

  • Maaaaaan she’s AMAZING!!!!. Plse of this song…nd Like my FB Fan page you can check out some of my other videos there . Just search KirstyDarrellMusic under? “pages” and U’ll find me 🙂 see U there!!. Much lov,. Kirsty

  • I just wanted to thank you really a lot all more than again. I’m not confident the points I could possibly have achieved with no these elements shown by you on such difficulty. It had been a true distressing situation in my view, nevertheless taking note of a specialized way you resolved the challenge forced me to jump with happiness. I’m just happy for this help and hope you really know what a powerful job which you are carrying out instructing the majority of people thru a weblog. I’m specific you’ve got by no means encounter all of us.

  • Darkfall Forums

    Magnificent beat ! I would like to apprentice even as you amend your website, how can i subscribe for a weblog web site? The account aided me a applicable deal. I have been a little bit acquainted of this your broadcast offered vibrant clear idea

  • I fancy to make application of some of the content by my weblog. Unaffectedly I’ll offer you a link in my web blog. Thankfulness for sharing.