Leadership Solution: Three of Santa’s leadership secrets

One of my favorite leadership books of all time is The Leadership Secrets of Santa Claus. Here are three of Santa’s leadership secrets that will help you get big things done in your “workshop” … all year long:

1. “Choose Your Reindeer Wisely”

  • Hire tough so you can manage easy – Expend the effort to bring on the very best people.
  • Promote the right ones … for the right reasons – Match the people with the responsibilities.
  • Go for the diversity advantage – Bring on “different” people who will challenge the status quo.


2. “Share the Milk and Cookies”

  • Help them see the difference they make – Show employees their part of the “Big Picture.”
  • Do right by those who do right – Recognize and reward those who meet or exceed expectations.
  • Expand the reinforcement possibilities – Find new and creative ways to recognize your team.


3. “Find Out Who’s Naughty and Nice”

  • Confront performance problems early – Address issues as soon as you become aware of them.
  • Coach “the majority in the middle” – Work with your solid performers to help them get even better.
  • Don’t forget “the super stars” – Don’t take your best people for granted. They need attention, too.


Lead Well … Lead Right,


The Leadership Secrets of Santa Claus

How To Get Big Things Done In Your “Workshop”…
All Year Long
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Want to Be a Great Leader Like Santa Claus?

Well here are a few leadership tips directly from the “big guy” himself:

  • Get your people involved in decision making, strategy setting, procedure development, and problem solving
  • Delegate extensively and avoid “micromanaging” them
  • Celebrate accomplishments and successes
  • Provide your folks with highly specialized training and other career-growth opportunities
  • Show interest in people’s work…and their lives away from work
  • Hold their coworkers accountable for doing their jobs so that your “super stars” don’t have to pick up the slack
  • Avoid punishing people for good performance (“You did such a good job handling that mess, the next time we get one, we’ll give it to you again.”)

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Today’s success tips come from: The Leadership Secrets of Santa Claus: How to Get Big Things Done in Your Workshop…All Year Long

by: Steve Ventura & K. Kringle

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Making the Most of Employee Talent and Expertise – 4 Strategies

Making the Most of Employee Talent and Expertise – 4 Strategies

1. Involve the people with the knowledge in the decisions.
2. Match jobs and tasks with worker skills and interests.
3. Enhance team members’ expertise through training and developmental assignments.
4. Encourage employees to share their knowledge with others.

The Leadership Secrets of Santa Claus
Today’s tip comes from The Leadership Secrets of Santa Claus

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