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“Yoda” Leader

Last Updated: April 7, 2022
By: Hope
By: Hope
Senior Manager Fatal Flaws

What I Liked

What I Didn't Like

Before we get into it... who am i?

Always good to put a name to a face, so firstly, my name is Hope!

Like you, I was stuck working 8-10 hour days building someone else’s dream.

I worked at one of those cool tech companies that has omelet stations for breakfast & craft beer on tap for after hours.

To a lot of people that’s a dream, but to me… something was missing.

All I really wanted, was to actually enjoy life – more vacations, less stress, buy myself nice things without worrying about the cost… but that was something my 9-5 couldn’t provide me.

That was until a few years ago when I discovered a way to make money online by actually helping real people. 

People in this case were local business owners across the US.

Me and My Puppy

The page above is an example of how I do it. That one-page site generates $1,500/mo and I haven’t even touched it since it was put up.

That’s an $18,000/year raise from just one page.

That’s why local lead generation is my #1 business recommendation for recurring, semi-passive income. If you want to learn about that business model, click here.

Important: I am not an affiliate

for the opportunity in this review

Why Does That Matter?

A lot of course reviewers have no experience with any of the business models or programs they review, and so they’re just making stuff up.

They do that because they want you to click through their link to buy from the person that the review is about!

They have no clue what it’s actually like to run the different types of businesses they write about.
I have absolutely no relationship with this program, so you can rest easy knowing I’m going to give you my honest opinion.
This review is written based on my own experiences with this business model.

All that being said, let’s jump into things.

“Yoda” Leader

Harvard Business Review recently published a list of ten charts from 2013. The list included a Senior Manager’s Fatal Flaws chart from Zenger Folkman which revealed that the biggest flaw in management is lacking the ability to develop others. This symptom can branch from lack of understanding when it comes to the skills of leadership verses those of management, which Emma Watson’s character, Hermione, clears up in Hermione: Management or Leadership?

But understanding the difference isn’t the final piece of the puzzle. With the management skills statistic in mind going into 2014, it would serve professionals well to think green when it comes to their resolutions. This kind of thinking green has nothing to do with the environment, but rather Yoda from Star Wars. Yoda’s leadership in teaching Luke to become a Jedi brilliantly showcases his ability to foster growth in others. For Senior Managers, Executives, Accountants or any other role, the ability to mentor and empower peers is rewarding in many ways. While it might sound like an elusive ability to gain, it is possible.

Leadership Tips: Developing Others

  1. Be Attentive
    At times during Luke’s training, he doubted himself, and there were moments that he could barely keep going. Yoda was persistent and present, which enabled him to identify Luke’s struggles and offer solutions. Presence leads to shared gain, while absence leaves an unwanted stain. In 5 Keys For Developing Talent In Your Organization published by Forbes, Contributor Drew Hansen reported that President of Mc-Graw Hill Higher Education, Brian Kibby, wakes up early to take care of personal tasks, then focuses the rest of the day on his people. He schedules 15 minute blocks to have discussions with everyone in his company. This establishes a culture of strong communication, nurturing and growth. When this method of connection isn’t plausible, there are other opportunities for maintaining presence and attentiveness.
  2. Speak Truth
    Realistically speaking, Yoda is a small, green, odd-looking creature who is a bit goofy. And yet, Luke learned quickly to take him seriously. Because Yoda spoke the truth and wasn’t afraid to address deep topics, Luke realized he could learn from him. This is true for leaders in the work place. It is impossible to speak wisdom into someone’s life if they are kept at arm’s length. Leaders who are transparent and real on a daily basis empower their mentees to behave in the same way, and become leaders themselves.
  3. Emphasize Value
    In the process of staying in-tune with others, leaders pick up on their core values. This offers an opportunity to help others realize their own values and keep them on track. When Luke discovers Leia and Han are in trouble, his instinct is to attempt a rescue immediately. While their safety is important, Yoda reminds Luke of his values:

Luke: And sacrifice Han and Leia? 
Yoda: If you honor what they fight for? Yes.

Yoda Leader

Improving leadership skills and developing others does not happen in a single day. This is a process that takes time and dedication and sometimes even professional coaching. Going into the New Year, remember what Yoda would say “Do or do not, there is no try.”

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