Do you have the skills to lead effectively?
My article was featured in the May issue of 24/Seven Magazine — full article and details below.
DO YOU HAVE THE SKILLS TO LEAD EFFECTIVELY ?
Are you stuck in a leadership quagmire? Are you unable to gain the footing you need to make the progress you want?
You need and want more visibility for you and your team but lack the skills and game plan to get there on your own. You are what I call a builder: a serial entrepreneur, ambitious visionary with strong leadership skills, who has built a business or brand, manages a team but can’t connect the dots to achieve higher levels of success.
As you embark on the next stage of growth, being a more effective leader will be essential. The best leaders have the ability to create an inspiring vision for the future, motivate and inspire others to engage with that vision, and recognize leadership development is essential in building a springboard to success.
When you think about what’s next, here are a few strategies from my Nine Building Dots Method that will help you get started:
Start with a vision and build a bridge to close the gap between where you are and where you want to be.
Explore how you can leverage your expertise and accomplishments to open new doors and pursue interesting opportunities. By expanding your network, you can increase exposure to other executives and business owners who can provide industry contacts, guidance and advice on how best to execute your vision.
Channel your ambitions into a plan of action by simplifying the process, establishing priorities and setting achievable goals. Developing a definitive and deliberate plan will reduce stress and stimulate positive action.
Typically, some find they need expert direction or mentorship so they can create an impact or make a difference that adds value and gives them a competitive advantage within their company or industry. Additionally, they look to grow, get noticed and receive the promotion they long to achieve.
If you plan to go it alone, you may be repeatedly victimized by the same pitfalls and roadblocks that inhibit you from moving forward at your desired pace.
When working with clients in a one-on-one coaching experience, I help my clients connect the dots because I’ve been a builder, too. I empower my clients to make the right, strategic decisions with confidence and take them from where they are to where they want to be.
So embrace change, “un-stuck” yourself, take action and attain the level of leadership you desire.