Whether you are dealing with clients or meeting with colleagues, always remember and address them by their names. In a moment when people are often viewed as job titles or potential sales, this will make a massive difference in your work.
Too many leaders grab their jobs with an unrelenting death grip. But part of every influencer’s responsibility is to boldly build something magnificent and then humbly hand it off to others. The best leaders recognize this early on, creating a pipeline of leadership that transfers responsibilities and power to the next wave, the next line, […]
Use your platform to help others and put others on it. Loan your power and influence liberally. The more influence and power you have, the more responsibility you have to use it for the betterment of others.
Generosity is a habit that others want to emulate and that culture appreciates. Generosity and sharing are the new currencies of our culture. True success means helping others be successful, and getting ahead means helping others get ahead. Creating wins for others is more fun, and ultimately very strategic.
The relationships you form with other leaders and the partnerships your organization forms with other organizations will end up producing the most significant results throughout your life.
Leadership is a choice, not a position. Be the leader you wish you had. A title or position doesn’t automatically make you a leader. Influence makes you a leader. Forced followership doesn’t count. People follow the person, not the position.
Establishing a habit of excellence begins with a core commitment to set a standard that scares the daylights out of you. Some people think excellence means being as good as the next guy.
Nothing will make your team skittish faster than discouraging their attempts to take risks or failing to recognize when their attempts pay off. Give your people the power, permission, and invitation to be brave by affirming them in their work. As a leader, you are in the business of making people confident. And confidence is […]
Your employees aren’t cogs in a corporate wheel. When people propel or exhibit the vision, give them credit. Thank them. Honor them. Encourage them.
Innovation is the opposite of average. It is refusing to coast, rejecting the status quo, and having the courage to shake up the meaningless routines that lead to laziness. Innovation is the act of exploring new ideas, and every leader must develop this habit in his own life if he wants to become a change […]