Mike 'Sparky' Detmer Elevates Leadership Skills at Azione Conference
Such values come from the top, he told the audience, and good leaders can define the values for their employees to follow. This stage of self-examination also requires that leaders determine what kind of culture they want to establish in their business, what is its highest priority, and how can they define to employees what their company stands for?
He urged the attendees to write the answers to these questions—their core values—down on the worksheet he provided, saying "Remember, the values of owners who 'walk their talk' set the tone for quality. … It's your values that will guide your company culture."
Analyze Your SWOT
The next step Detmer recommended in developing leadership skills was to do a five-minute SWOT self-analysis. SWOT is an acronym standing for strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.