Do you have a leadership plan in place?
As someone who has been a leader for over three decades, I think a lot about how I can improve my leadership strategies. How can I be more relevant? How can I relate better to my audience? My life experiences has lead me down the path of implementing many different types of leadership principles, so in the #CJJblog this week, I wanted to give you my top seven that I recommend you implement immediately. Enjoy.
- Clarify vision. Have you developed a personal mission plan? How does it play into the mission of the team? It’s important to live your vision out in your actions on a daily basis.
- Building trust. What method do you use to build trust with others? Do you make and keep promises? Are you consistently telling the truth? How do you catch others doing the right thing?
- Create an edge. Always seek to crate an edge for your team. Setting team goals and consistently discussing them can be a great way to keep everyone on the same page. Are you setting individual goals that align with what the team hopes to accomplish?
- Effective communication. How are your public speaking skills? Are you a great listener? Always remember you have two ears an one mouth, so listen twice as much as you talk.
- Lead by example. As a leader, your actions are always under a microscope. You are always on stage and your team is always watching you. Act accordingly.
- Leave a profit. What is your leadership philosophy? For myself and my teams, I always promote making things better (not worse) when you leave. Everything you touch should turn to gold, not garbage. How are you leaving a profit?
- Servant leadership. As a leader, you should have a bottom up approach where you are seeking to grow and develop other leaders. Grow yourself by helping others develop into great leades.
Did You Know? Coach Jim Johnson is giving a free leadership webinar on Friday March 20th from 11amEST-12pm with his friend and outstanding leadership consultant Bill Treasurer. Register HERE.
Life Tip #43: Leaders are readers. What is your favorite leadership book?