Thursday, May 15, 2008

Enabling

“A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better.” Jim Rohn

“Rocket ships are not built by super heroes. They are built by ordinary people who have been given the right training, skills, and equipment to do the job. Leaders are the ones who bring the people and resources together.

Leaders enable others to work by providing resources. They unleash the creative power of their team by providing the right tools. They make continuing education a priority by encouraging associates to develop their skills in both on-site and off-site training opportunities.

Leaders keep the well of available resources flowing freely.”

Excerpted from Minute Motivators for Leaders by Stan Toler

It is easy to feel inadequate, not smart enough, not creative enough or not something enough. But if I remember rocket scientists, sure their smart, but really the reason they can do what they do is cause they learned how. They follow a plan. Success is available to anyone who will learn a plan then work the plan. You become a leader when you also help others succeed. I love that because that is truly why I love training others to be freight brokers. There will always be others who seem to catch on quicker or start out with more advantages. But in reality the hard luck stories are the ones that are most encouraging. We have met some incredible people in our years of training. People who had nothing, knew nothing about transportation yet have taken what they learned in a week and became successful.

Moving forward,

Jeff Roach
www.brooketraining.com

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