For a business leader, the ability to inspire is single-handedly the most crucial skill needed and what separates them from average leaders.
While there are a number of admirable bosses, finding a business leader who can infuse passion, energy, and productivity into their employees is hard to come by. Business leaders are esteemed individuals who have a clear mission, vision, and the commitment to reach their end goal while simultaneously guiding a team of individuals into making their business progress in ways you could not have imagined before.
According to the data gathered by the Harvard Business School from around 50,000 leaders, the researchers were able to find out that ‘the ability to inspire creates high levels of employee engagement and commitment.’ Moreover, another research study conducted by Bain from the youth oriented Further magazine states that ‘inspired employees are twice as productive as satisfied employees.’ and as a result, companies have experienced 21% greater profitability, representing an over 40% reduction in absenteeism and more than 50% less turnover.
Now you might be intrigued to know how business leaders work and how you can change yourself to instill successful business leader habits. And to do that, you must first look at what successful people in business are like and the ventures they have achieved during their professional years. Consider looking at the contributions made by Sharon R. Bock – who is currently one of the best female business leaders with successes spanning over 35 years. Bock is a business executive, attorney and politician.
A highly motivated, driven person, Bock challenged herself through continued learning by earning many degrees and certifications including her law license, real estate license, series 7, 63 & 65 security licenses, pilot license and scuba diving certification.
Practicing law for 12 years, Bock employed 17 lawyers and paralegals. “Managing professionals requires an inspirational leadership style,” Bock explains, “ where development of a clear strategic plan takes vision, commitment and knowing how to value your workforce.”
In 1998, Bock was recruited to join Clerk Dorothy H Wilkens on her management team as the first attorney to lead the 500 employee court division. By 2002 her abilities and skills were recognized when the Palm Beach County Clerk & Comptroller’s office was awarded Florida Governor’s Sterling Award for Organizational Excellence, the highest recognition a Florida organization can receive for measurable performance excellence. Bock’s visionary management style allowed her teams to excel.
By 2005 Bock was elected to the top job of Clerk & Comptroller in the 1.5 million population of Palm Beach County, Florida. She had 900 employees while serving as the counties Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Auditor, Clerk of Court, County Recorder and Clerk to the Board of County Commissioners.
A competent CEO, Bock recruited, trained and inspired her staff to reach high while having a central goal of government effectiveness and efficiency. Receiving many awards over her 16 year political career, Bock lead innovations such as the first Guardianship Fraud Hotline in the U.S. which lead to the development of the internationally recognized Guardianship Fraud Program. Bock also transformed a paper based organization to an on-line electronic document recording, storing and retrieving technology agency. She pioneered the use of Artificial Intelligence in processing court documents, earning the prestigious 2019 Digital Edge 50 Award by CIO magazine. Today as a consultant, Bock sees the results in other organizations of focused inspirational leadership.