Listening, a task I struggle at. As a coach, trainer and speaker, I tend to be a problem solver. In fact, I think I’m so good, I’ll finish your sentence or thought for you. Why should you waste valuable oxygen.
A leader’s greatest challenge and most difficult task, is self-leadership. If you lead yourself correctly, you will influence others and they will follow. Failure to manage your self-leadership will create a loss of respect and the inability to influence, causing people to leave and follow others.
I want to passionately influence people! If you love what you do, you’ll do more of it, so fin what it is you love.
I recently published a blog titled, “8 Personal Habits That Will Ensure A Good First Impression.” Number 8 on that list was “Initiate Relevant Small Talk”. I discuss the need for relevant small talk and how it can create a connection and lead to building a relationship. Effective small talk can provide clues in providing a deeper understanding of that person.
There is a very small percentage of leaders that act and behave poorly. I feel I’ve probably worked for more than most. My career has been full of poor leaders. Heck, there are a lot of my past and present employees that might say the same about me.
Resolutions will make a liar out of you every time! Instead, focus on the things you control and what you can achieve. It is all about your principles.
Want to increase your influence? I think the 10 actions and concepts below will help you. As you have probably heard me say or read John Maxwell’s writings, he defines leadership as … Continue reading 10 ACTIONS TO INCREASE YOUR INFLUENCE