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Inside the Club: Two Ears, One Mouth

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shutterstock_127829156At Club Solutions’ parent company Peake Media, we have established core values that we all strive to incorporate into our day-to-day lives. One of the values that I strive for regularly is “Two Ears, One Mouth.”

As a leader in your organization it’s easy to speak your mind and not take time to listen to your team. However, that’s not truly being a leader, is it?

Leading a successful team means getting the best possible people around you in the proper seats, and leaning on them for direction in certain areas. You can’t do this if you’re speaking and not listening.

“Two Ears, One Mouth” is something I struggle with, but I strive for greatness with it each day. After five years of editing Club Solutions and now working on a multitude of projects, it’s easy for me to think I have the knowledge to get us through all situations, but I have to remember I can’t do it all.

In leadership you have to be able to delegate. You must be able to trust your team and value their perspective. If you simply don’t trust or value their judgments, you may have hired the wrong individual.

It’s vital in this core value that you spend time listening to your team. They will get close with your members and they will possess a different ground-level perspective than you may have. Trust that perspective and listen to their ideas. Some ideas won’t always match up to your company’s direction, but it’s important you listen to all angles before you decide to make drastic decisions.

“Two Ears, One Mouth” is the true form of leadership and should be practiced by everyone in an organization, all the way down to the person at the front desk.

What are some of your core values? How do you use those values to develop great leaders and team members in your organization? Shoot me an email and let me know. I’m always looking to learn from you!

 

Tyler Montgomery is the Editor-in-Chief of Club Solutions Magazine. For thoughts on his blog, the print issue or the industry, reach out to him at tyler@clubsolutionsmagazine.com

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Tyler Montgomery is a former writer for Club Solutions Magazine.

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