The 3C’s for A Great Leader

Three-CsThe mark of a great leader necessitates three critical skills. I call them the 3C’s.

The 3C’s will make a marked difference in a leader’s personal lifestyle as well as the success of their business or organization.

In so many ways the “old ways” don’t work anymore. Ever so slowly, and I do mean ever so slowly, the vast education systems in this country are beginning to realize that the “no you can’t here’s the answer” education and workplace philosophy is nonproductive and stifles the creativity that leads to innovation.

So what are the 3C’s that make a – not just good leader – but a great leader? Do you have them?

• Communicator
• Collaborator
• Creator

Communicator – one who has the face-to-face ability to effectively capture his or her audience’s full attention by making an emotional connection with excellent communication skills – storytelling skills that can be learned. However diminished one’s interpersonal skills are today, our digital world is further eroding them. Digital speed for efficiency and connectivity is creating a communication world with diminishing effectiveness. Does one really succeed by being far more efficient than effective? The answer is obvious.

Collaborator – one who understands the importance of the concept of Yes and… How many people have been shut down in meetings and work situations by a yes but, no, however, you’re wrong, it’ll never work, etc. The concept and execution of Yes and… will produce a collaborative environment where people are willing to contribute their thoughts and ideas. Even people who shut down from a prior put- down. Yes and…. means accept what you’re given – acknowledge it – make the other person look good – and do it for the greater good of the whole. That makes you a collaborator.

Creator – one who operates with the philosophy that there’s no such thing as a bad idea. A leader who’s willing to step out of their comfort zone and be open to explore. A leader who’s willing to listen to and explore ideas from every level of an organization. A leader who understands the value and importance of “right brain” thinking. A leader who builds and fosters a creative culture has mastered the key to innovation and success.

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Larry Blumsack

Blumsack Brown BackgroundAs a coach, trainer and consultant, Larry Blumsack partners with people and organizations on the move and those already there to accelerate their communication, presentation and speaking skills to be on par with their ambition. Through one-on-one coaching and group training Larry helps leaders and aspiring leaders elevate their presence and communication skills to influence more people, sell more products-services-ideas and inspire others more successfully than they ever imagined.

Larry is the bestselling author of Face-to-Face is The Ultimate Social Media and founder of Zoka Institute and Zoka Training®. Zoka Training® — Mind/Voice/Body/Mindfulness in sync — is the result of Larry’s 45 years as a coach, acting teacher, actor, voice-over artist, theater and TV director/producer, radio & TV commentator and show host, speaker, trainer, serial entrepreneur, and syndicated columnist. Larry was a founding member of the theater department at Northeastern University.

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