Leadership Simplified - Laying The Foundation For Powerful Results

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Leadership Simplified – Laying The Foundation For Powerful Results

July 16, 2014
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There are leadership classes, leadership books, and thought leaders abound.  If leading was easy, then everyone would do it. Clearly it’s complicated and I don’t have time for complicated so let’s simplify.

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become  more, you are a leader” – John Quincy Adams

There are leadership classes, leadership books, and thought leaders abound.  If leading was easy, then everyone would do it.  Clearly it’s complicated and I don’t have time for complicated so let’s simplify.

Leaders today can be inspirational by having one main strategy:
All that matters is each team member…it’s all about them!

 

“A man who wants to lead an orchestra must turn his back on the crowd” – Max Lucado

If you want high performing teams then you think only about:

  1. What matters most to each team member in life?
  2. How are they motivated and demotivated?
  3. What are they passionate about at work and are their work goals going to lead them to achieving at home?
  4. What communication style works best for ultimate results with each one (not what works best for you…as the leader inspire by trying their preferred method and style of communication)?
  5. What barriers do they each have to success individually and as a team and can you enable them to remove those barriers?
  6. Ultimately, however, you can’t have powerful results without a foundation.  Even if you are an inspirational leader to attain powerful results you must set these 3 actions in motion.

 

Three Actions For Powerful Results:

 

1. Select Metrics/Measurement

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Choose 1-2 key metrics that all members of the organization agree will drive results, can be measured easily and regularly, and can be remembered and embraced by everyone in the organization.  Communicate these metrics loudly as a united voice.

2. Select Core Attributes/Competencies
core-competencies

Decide what attributes/core competencies are critical to achieving those metrics.  Communicate these attributes loudly as an organization.

 

“Be careful the environment you choose for it will shape you; be careful the friends you choose for you will become like them” – W. Clement Stone

 

Should you need a guide with key attributes to choose from (along with suggestion to help someone improve in these areas) then try FYI (For Your Improvement).
FYI ebook

3.  Select Your Team & Collaboratively Design Your Strategy


If your team was chosen for you, then re-evaluate each team member against your chosen critical attributes and key metrics to determine if they have the mind set and skill set to achieve in their current role.
Stay tuned for more details on this strategy & the 3 key actions in upcoming blogs.  For immediate assistance or extreme coaching contact victoria@vpstrategies.com.

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