Being out, being seen and interacting with your team in my opinion is a central aspect of being an effective leader. As a US Army Infantry Officer, I remembered constantly walking whenever my Company was in a stationary position. I was walking to speak to the Commander, check in with the Platoon Sergeant’s on their supply levels, and help keep the Company supplied, fed, and in good spirits. The simple fact that I was out, walking around, and interacting with the Soldiers helped make me a good leader. Leaders need to be out, and then need to be seen, and they need to constantly interact with their teams. Leaders that confine themselves to their desks, conference room, and offices are missing essential aspects of what their team needs to be successful.
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Think of Leading by Walking Around as your number one daily tool to be a better leader, help your team grow, and as a way to be seen as an in-touch leader!
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Author Bio: Chad Storlie is a Retired US Army Officer, the author of Combat Leader to Corporate Leader and has published over 230 articles in over 140 publications on military veterans, career advancement, business, leadership, strategy, education, financial planning, and national security topics. Chad excels as an author, mentor, speaker, and teacher showing business leaders and military veterans how military skills make lives, careers, and businesses better. Chad is an adjunct Professor of Marketing at Creighton University. Chad has a BA from Northwestern University and an MBA from Georgetown University. Follow Chad @CombatToCorp and www.CombatToCorporate.com
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