The Leadership Secrets of Santa Claus

 The Leadership Secrets of Santa Claus

Dear Friends,

Here are a few tips and techniques Santa outlined for us in his bestseller The Leadership Secrets of Santa Claus:

  • ·         I always make a special effort to do the following with my team…

 

  • ·         Get them involved in decision making, strategy setting, and procedure development and problem solving;

 

  • ·         Delegate extensively and avoid "micro-managing" them;

 

  • ·         Encourage them to teach and mentor others…including me;

 

  • ·         Celebrate their accomplishments and successes;

 

  • ·         Provide them with highly-specialized training and other career-growth opportunities;

 

  • ·         Show interest in their work…and their lives away from work;

 

  • ·         Hold their co-workers accountable for doing their jobs so that others don’t have to pick up the slack.

Let’s face it…Santa has been pretty darn successful for hundreds of years!

How did Santa get Into Christmas? There was a man named Saint Nicholas who was a priest and lived in Asia Minor, (Turkey), during the fourth century A.D., ("A.D." is a Latin abbreviation for the words, "anno Domini" which means, " the year of our Lord" or "since Christ was born."). According to legend, Nicholas furnished dowries for three poor girls who’s fathers could not afford to pay them. St. Nicholas would throw sacks of coins into the girls bedrooms during the night. This is how the custom of night time visits from St. Nicholas originated. This legend has nothing to do with the birth of Jesus Christ.

Lead Well … Lead Right,