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.’
Clarity of purpose is vital to teams and leaders. Defining that for non-traditional teams (e.g. project or cross functional or self-managed) can be difficult.
‘Being mindful’ is increasingly recognised as a tool for leaders becoming focused to make the right decisions. Here are some simple exercises which you can try out for enhanced and focused performance.
Getting clear on your values can really help in identifying things that may not be working for you. This paper provides a link to a process for doing this.
A clear leading purpose gives both focus and confidence.