Expert advice on Business Leadership and tips on becoming a more effective Leader.

Leadership Skills: Model Yourself After Those Who Have Proven Their Success Over Time By Denis Waitley

Model yourself after the best individuals, those who have proven their success over-time. Do this by benchmarking the world’s most admired organizations and people in and out of your industry.

Hewlett-Packard sends teams of two to four managers to meet with peers in other companies. After exchanging ideas about leadership and organizational practices, the benchmarking teams exchange comments. If you want to become or stay the best, you must know more than what your competitors are up to.

You must know the best business practices, wherever they exist. It’s a good idea to read business magazines to keep current on what the real movers and shakers are doing globally.

Action Idea: This month, read a biography of someone you admire who has overcome great hurdles to become successful. When you learn what many of them had to endure, you are less overwhelmed by the obstacles you face. Every hardship you face has been endured and conquered by someone before you.
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Denis Waitley is recognized as a world class speaker and author and has traveled the globe sharing success ideas and strategies to thousands of companies the past 25 years. Denis is the author of The Psychology of Winning — click here for details.

-what are some effective practices you’ve seen companies & organizations use in developing great leaders? Please use the comments below to share your thoughts.