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Recognizing and Avoiding Barriers to Leadership

  • Recognizing and Avoiding Barriers to Leadership

    Recognizing and Avoiding Barriers to Leadership

    Casino Enterprise Management|July 2014

    Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions. —Harold S. Greene

    What is leadership? Is it simply the act of influencing the decisions and behavior of others? No. This can be done in many ways, even through the use of coercion, intimidation or the threat of reprisal, none of which show leadership. We believe that leadership is the ability to guide others to understand and become invested in your ideas while you direct them on the path required to accomplish the tasks at hand. 

    It is more than telling someone what to do; it’s participating in the process and leading from the front, rather than a position in the rear. 

    Having the unique opportunity to work in the casino industry as both operators managing a staff and as vendors working in conjunction with operational employees has provided us with a perspective of our industry most do not see. The required balance between strong leadership and clear channels of communication must be maintained in order to operate a profitable business while preserving the happiness of your guests and team members. 

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