I checked on Google how many sites and links there are to learning leadership skills and how to be a terrific leader.
430,000,000 references to learning and executing leadership well. Now that is a huge number.
With so many resources, why is it that leadership is sometimes such a challenge? Why do some leaders just not get it and create success for themselves and their organizations and lives?
My answer: because leadership is not a lesson, it is a practice and some of us just practice differently and successfully.
The CEO of KIND did an interview with INC Magazine and said that he thinks the day that “mediocrity” would enter his business would be the day he stopped “grinding”. He is in the middle of how the company works and loves it. He tried to act presidential for one month and felt terrible. He wanted to be in the middle of what was needed; carrying boxes; helping all levels of employees. He wanted to be authentic about his contribution to the business in addition to running it and creating the goals and vision.
How are you as a leader?
- Do you communicate well and know how people need to hear from you?
- Are you authentic and caring?
- Is the product and service filled with great service and good ability to last?
- Are the employees and staff doing well…do they know who you are?
- Is there fairness; respect; accountability; caring; exciting goals for everyone?
- Is your team good? Is there training and retraining, succession and opportunity?
Yes, there are key roles that you need to fill as a leader, but you also need to support yourself and what is most important to you. The leader is usually there first in the morning and many times, the last one out at night. It can be a long day, but if you are involved, enthusiastic and a contributor, you are the energizer bunny.
If you are not a leader, get out of the way. There is NO shame in support and following, especially if you have a leader that LOVES leading.
Find out who you are; what is working and what your next steps are. Come to a leadership, communication and behavioral performance assessment with me. You will find out who you are today. What would work best for you and how to get there easily and with lots of energy and fun.
The behaviors you are using now might have gotten you to where you are to some success, but where is it you want to go? Let me help you move from self-doubt to confident success. We have the balance of 2018 to accomplish this together. Contact me today at CoachNatalie@NatalieManor.com.
To Your Success,
P.S. I think the 3 best books in our “BEST Reads” list for leadership and leadership growth are: “What Got You Here, Won’t Get You There” by Marshall Goldsmith; “The Effective Executive” by Peter Drucker and “Women Who Rise” by Sally Helgesen and Marshall Goldsmith. BEST Reads. A totally terrific list of information to support you and your method of getting to confident leadership success.