How To Be A Catalyst Leader
"Catalyst leaders represent the gold standard -- energetic, supportive, forward-thinking mentors who spark action in others," explain Tacy M. Byham and Richard S. Wellins, authors of the new book, Your First Leadership Job -- How Catalyst Leaders Bring Out the Best in Others.
More specifically, the authors share that a catalyst leader:
- Asks and listens
- Fosters innovation
- Provides balanced feedback
- Builds trust
- Focuses on people's potential
- Collaborates and networks
- Empowers others
- Encourages development
- Energizes and mobilizes
- Aligns actions with strategy
In the book, you'll learn how catalyst leaders bring out the best in people. They do that by, among other actions, by:
- Encouraging the person to try new things.
- Giving the person input on things that affect him/her.
- Allowing the person to safely learn through failure, so they can take appropriate risks.
- Taking the time to find out what motivates the person.
The authors also cover the following topics in the book:
- How to build trust and ownership
- How to be authentic
- How to delegate
- How to nurture business relationships
- How to become an adviser
Your First Leadership Job is certainly a good book for a first-time leader, but it's also equally relevant for any leader who wants to become that gold standard catalyst leader.