Improving control of your leadership future
Improving your leadership journey requires you to take control of many things. Worrying about not being able to implement a few changes in your lifestyle is just one tiny example of fear, the sort of doubt that causes us to procrastinate.
Leadership is about making others better a result of your presence and making the impact lasts in your absence. Aiming for mediocrity is not in your best interests or the best interests of the community.
As a leader with a great idea but not sure how to implement it, there are always steps you can take:
- Create a business plan, business model and budget to help you think things through
- Make decisions based on essential priorities
- Find out if the community needs your idea or opportunity
- Be sure your great idea solves a real problem of frustration
- Monitor and measure who wants and needs what you are offering
- Make sure you understand the ways to implement your plan
- Make simple adjustments which re-focus desired outcomes
- Know how to celebrate small successes as you move forward.
Always believe your leadership has something to offer
A lack of belief in your leadership will limit you no matter how great the ideas or opportunities to which you exposed. Why try, if you don’t believe your leadership will make a difference and have a positive impact?
If you have a big goal or vision for your life, whether it’s related to your community, business or your personal life, or all of them. Then chances are you’re playing a long-game as good leaders are able to think deep into the future. Sometimes, your long-game can feel a bit discouraging. However, by taking simple actions, you can keep your motivation intact, and even exceed your expectations.
A fancy Board Room does not make you a good leader, even though it might be improving the operating environment.
Can you remember the feeling when you last felt confident and believed in your leadership? Make a note of these moments so you can replicate them.
Do not worry when you don’t have enough resources. Believe in yourself enough to be a good leader with what you have available to you. Be confident of where you are going and how you are going to get there. When you are writing the story of your life, don’t let anyone else hold the pen, keep leading.
“Leadership is not magnetic personality, that can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not ‘making friends and influencing people’, that is flattery. Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to high sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations”. Peter Drucker
“Leadership does not mean to be in a place where there are no problems, trouble, noise or hard work. Leadership means to be in the midst of all those things and still be calm cool and collected, and that requires you to be improving”. Peter Sergeant