31 Days to Becoming a Better Leader
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This 31-Day journey covers the key elements for upgrading anybody's leadership skills. The best leaders constantly work on growing their skills.
Set your personal life vision in order to protect yourself from getting sucked into the vortex of running an organization at the expense of quality of life.
Core values are the fundamental beliefs of a person or organization. These values dictate behavior and can help people understand the difference between right and wrong
It’s important to define how we’re going to utilize our core values. We put those values into statements of application, in other words how will we apply the value of integrity with guiding principles.
Creating Vision and Mission Statements will allow other to know what you are doing and how you are doing it. Each statement is a profound message.
A strategy is basically, it’s defining where we want to be at some point in the future (typically 3-5 years) and then defining how we will get there.
Goals not written down are dreams that seldom are realized, and certainly not realized to their ultimate effectiveness. Goals drive success.
Creating action plans to accomplish your goals is the secret of integrating strategy into performance. Without actions, a plan fails.
We define magnificent vision and mission with incredible objectives and powerful goals, and then we sit back and g. Here's the key to success.
Everyone looks to the leader to model accountability. Work on your own plan more than that of others. Be sure that you set the standard and that the standard is high.
It’s best for team members to have awareness for building their own skills and realizing that they don’t need to master everything they think they might be expected to do
We have been taught leadership incorrectly and we have inherited systems that aren’t working. It’s time to reframe leadership and work on our skills to lead the organization we are responsible for taking forward to the fulfillment of its mission.
Having the right people on each team is the key to high functioning cultures. Choose carefully for skill and a fit for the culture.
Assigning roles and responsibilities to each member of the team is the first step in creating a high performing team targeting results.
Leaders set up problems in many ways. One clear way we set up conflict in teams is by assuming that everyone knows what you want and you know what they want
In human emotional systems, we see the good, bad, and ugly of others in good times and in times of stress. The leader adds to the stress in the culture or is a calming influence.
If you are starting a new venture, it’s better to focus on the culture from the beginning, since it’s much more difficult to go back and correct habits that have already been established.
The buy-in begins with strategy. The leader holds and communicates the vision. It’s also your duty to forecast the future by defining the long-term strategic objectives.
It’s important to create an operational profile of how team members function within this particular leadership container. It’s important to create an operational profile of how team members function within this particular leadership container.
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