• Leadership IQ being equal, it is believed emotional intelligence – how we manage ourselves, our emotions and the emotions of others – accounts for 85 – 90% of what separates the most outstanding leaders from their peers.

  • It is estimated that 80% of mergers and acquisitions that occur today fail to meet initial expectations.

  • The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor. Vince Lombardi

  • Learn something every day. Never stop learning.

  • Employee loyalty builds customer loyalty, which builds brand loyalty. It’s as simple - and as difficult - as that.

  • The key to keeping customers satisfied and loyal is to value and train employees while making them an integral part of corporate success.

  • Effective coaching is a key method for increasing productivity and profitability in an organization. Recent studies have shown that 85% of the workforce wants holistic coaching so that they can continually improve and grow.

  • 85% of business leaders agree that traditional differentiators alone are no longer a sustainable business strategy.

  • The great thing in this world is not so much where we are, but in what direction we are moving. Oliver Wendell Holmes

  • 78% of consumers say their most satisfying experience occurred because of a capable and competent customer service representative.

  • A survey of 350 executives across 14 industries, 68% confirmed their companies experienced unanticipated problems in their change process. – International Consortium of Executive Development Research.

  • Companies Don’t Solve Problems.
    People Do.

  • People are the core strategic asset. To be successful, a company must listen, involve, encourage, nurture, support, empower, and reward all its constituencies.

  • Corporations can work five times harder and spend five times more money to gain new customers, or they can keep the ones they have.

  • The key to building a culture based on Trust and Personal Responsibility is getting all employees to be committed to the organization’s Vision and the Values That Build Trust.

  • It costs 10 times more to gain a new customer than it does to keep an existing customer.

  • 50 – 70% of how employees perceive their organization can be traced back to the actions of one person – the leader.

  • No one of us is as smart as all of us – when teams function well, miracles happen.

  • 70% of organizational changes fail and these failures can be traced to ineffective leadership.

  • 25 of every 27 customers who have a bad experience fail to report it because they don’t believe anything will change.

  • Personally, I am always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught. Winston Churchill

  • The brighter you are, the more you have to learn.

  • First, people don’t grow and change much unless they’re in a supportive environment where people know what they want to do and encourage them to do it.

  • "High performing organizations are constantly focusing on improving their capabilities through learning systems, building knowledge capital and transformational learning throughout the organization.” - Ken Blanchard

  • The number one fear in the world is public speaking. “You” vs. “I” messages are powerful tools for capturing your audience’s attention.

  • If you want 1 year of prosperity, grow rice. If you want 10 years of prosperity, grow trees. If you want 100 years of prosperity, grow people. – Chinese Proverb

  • Leadership is being the best you can be, and helping others be the best they can be.

  • Change is constant. To implement change you must listen, engage, and empower individuals in the change process.

The Marketing Blog - Magnetic Leadership: Energizing the Inner Powers of an Organization

Magnetic Leadership: Energizing the Inner Powers of an Organization
Despite the Outer Pressures

Thursday, January 31, 2013

How would you like to work in a place where everyone around you is totally engaged and contributing to their full intellectual capacity, a place where people are healthier and happier because they feel like they have control over their work, a place where each person views themselves as a leader, and a place where creativity and innovation are paramount?


This is precisely what magnetic leaders do. Magnetic leaders know how to energize the inner powers of their organization despite the outer pressures.  They inspire and energize people by connecting the vision, the values, the purpose and business goals of the organization to individual values and needs.  This is what motivates people.  This is what engages people. This is what empowers people to be their best.


Magnetic leaders clearly understand how to give control without causing chaos.  They also recognize how to take control by setting the direction and in this way, attracting followers.  It is a unique way of managing that engages, empowers, enriches employees and provides increased earnings.

True Leadership

Can you think of a boss that you've worked for that has really excited you?  Chances are you worked harder for that boss than for anyone else.  And what's amazing is they probably created this excitement without cracking a whip or being harsh.  This is true leadership - magnetic in fact.


When I personally consider the boss or bosses who had the greatest impact on my career, that I truly enjoyed working for, I can't help but think about the unique management style. Instead of micro-managing, they gave me a direction and the latitude to get there on my own.  Effective leadership doesn't mean looking over someone's shoulder each time a decision is being made but rather setting the course, guiding, coaching, and celebrating victory.  Effective leaders do things differently - that's what makes them so effective.

Knowing when to empower your employees and knowing how to lead is both art and science.  These skills can be learned by anyone who wants to improve their leadership skills and help others be successful. By leading and empowering others, you create a culture and environment of success.  


To learn more about magnetic leadership, I suggest you read the book The Power of Magnetic Leadership: It’s Time to Get R.E.A.L. authored by Dianne Durkin, President and Founder of Loyalty Factor.  You can get this book at Amazon.com or by going to the Loyalty Factor website: www.loyaltyfactor.com

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