By focusing on what you DO want, great things can happen in your life. It’s easier said than done of course, since we can get ‘flooded by’ and ‘in a lather’ about what we don’t want to happen. Yet, accepting the NOW state is the pathway to moving forward. Appreciating the current state can give dividends too. Gratitude for what IS going right and giving thanks, are also part of the repertoire for creating the right mindset to get focused on what you DO want, and then to see and seize upon opportunities.
How to move from theory to practice of leadership tools and techniques
Authenticity is about being real with oneself and others. It is a very compelling and attractive way to get traction because it sets the tone for others being themselves at their very best. Although easier said than done, leadership authenticity is more likely when we:
Directly and freshly experience the context or environment that we have helped to create,
seek feedback and suggestions for improvement, and not least of all, commit to our own development as leaders.
The value of focusing on the process rather than just the outcome you are looking to achieve. Process is generally within your control. Outcomes may not be.
Whether you like it or not, you have a Personal Brand, since by definition it is others’ total experience of you. Great leaders have great Personal Brands. Growing our Personal Brand takes time. The little things are the big things. Involving key stakeholders helps grow our Brand because they can be our best advocates for who we are. Personal Brands take time to craft and are readily dis-membered through inconsistencies between what we ‘say’ and what we ‘do.’