LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner has amassed a Twitter follower base of 559,000 people, thanks to his daily tweets about success and leadership. Weiner is somewhat of a rarity in the C-suite world—his company has a 97% employee approval rating on Glassdoor, and he's known for being both an exceptional manager and a likable leader. So when he shared wisdom about what it takes to be a great leader, we took note.
In just two sentences, Weiner shared some pretty insightful career advice. He said, "Inspire, empower, listen, and appreciate. Practicing any one of these can improve employee engagement; mastering all four can change the game." But what does that mean on a practical level? Here's how Inc. decoded his advice to provide four practical steps to learn from the CEO:
1. Empower your employees by giving them the flexibility to work remotely and be held accountable based on their contributions, rather than the hours they log.
2. Listen to others in meetings by closing your laptop and keeping your phone face down.
3. Appreciate the people on your team by giving them clear, vocal credit when they achieve a goal.
4. Inspire others by leading by example: Take time out to help others with a pressing issue, encourage creativity and new ways of working, and take pride in the work you do.
What's the best career advice you've ever received?