E519: Holding People Accountable

Great leaders inspire their teams and hold them accountable.


  1. Leading a business or team is an art
    1. We have to guide people
    2. We have to make sure things get done
    3. We have to create results
  2. Great leaders set people up for success
    1. We must provide clear expectations
    2. Give them the tools they need to succeed
    3. Check-in and follow-up
  3. We also hold people accountable
    1. Discipline is not a bad word – instill it in people
    2. Be genuine but expect results
      1. Be sure your expectations are reasonable
    3. It’s not just business, it’s personal
      1. People want to perform for people who care
      2. Always understand both sides – did you set them up for failure?

E414: Leadership Style And Your Culture

A solid management team should be congruent in their management style.


  1. There are many types of leaders
    1. Authoritarian / Paternalistic / Democratic / Laissez-faire / Transactional / Transformational
    2. Each type will have an impact on your company culture
    3. Your style should match your vision
  2. Create the leadership that builds your business
    1. Best is democratic and transformational
      1. I recommend learning to be about 75% democratic and 25% transformational
    2. Worst types are transactional and authoritarian
    3. As Elite Contractors we want to:
      1. Empower our employees
      2. Follow a vision
      3. Create a great culture
  3. Keep the styles congruent throughout your organization
    1. What is your style?
    2. How about other managers? Do they match?
    3. Make sure to create a culture that has congruent management

E249: Congruent Leadership

Are you sending mixed signals to your project teams and employees?

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