There's no one "right" way to lead a business. Today's leaders have a lot of wisdom to impart about managing the modern workforce, because each one approaches leadership in his or her own unique way. Every week, Business News Daily will share a leadership lesson from a successful business owner or executive.
- The leader: Tom Lindberg, co-president of Sir Grout
- Time in current position: 11 years
- Tom's philosophy: "Be a committed, strong and passionate leader."
I have had the pleasure of managing a broad group of people at a number of corporations, both large and small. I've witnessed firsthand the profound impact that a leader's personality and demeanor has on a team as a whole — company attitude stems from the top. It's a big priority for me that the teams I lead know that I am committed to their success and happiness.
Additionally, I'm a Six Sigma Black Belt, which has played a key role in the way I lead teams. I am a firm believer that great leaders manage by fact. I take a methodical approach to leadership so my team members always have clearly defined roles and expectations — taking assumptions or guesswork out of the equation helps everyone, myself included, focus on the goals at hand.
Edited for length and clarity by Nicole Taylor.