I am back in the LinkedIn world! Yes, I know – I had a gap in my blogs for a while (for a splendid reason that I will be disclosing to you shortly :-)! However, I continued to engage with you daily with quick posts consistent of quotes and visuals on the most relevant leadership topics, traits, and trends today.
Thanks to new analytics added to LinkedIn, I am happy to see not only my follower list growing but also a level of engagement for which I am so grateful to every one of you. I can see a breakdown of my regular viewers based on industry, company, region and title.
I am happy to see consistency in C-Suite Executives, Business/Corporate Strategist, Business Development Executives and Consultants engagement in addition to increased professional sports coaches and athletes – #GameOn #HighPerformance #Champions!
But most importantly, I am learning and getting the feedback from all of you firsthand on how to efficiently and consistently elevate my leadership impact every day. As a result, so many of you expressed interest to learn more about this topic: where and how to start, what to pay attention to in a maze of so many choices, responsibilities, and expectations, and what the most frequently asked questions are.
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.”
~ Mark Twain
Today, so many of us are pressured to produce specific results and, deliver leadership impact through more contribution, more meaning, more value, and more satisfaction regardless of where we may play, perhaps on the tennis court or C-Suite boardroom.
The following leadership skill set may lead you to elevated leadership impact:
- Accessibility – By being an accessible leader, you set yourself apart rapidly from everyone else, especially as the CEO of the company. Today, more than ever, we need accessibility to top leaders of the enterprise that are willing to show and make an extra effort, provide a genuine gesture of care, or simply be open to listening. From a leader’s perspective, in the competitive, fast-paced working environment we are facing today.
The key to remember,
“In the race of excellence… there is no finishing line.”
~ David T. Kearns, Chairman and CEO Xerox Corporation
- Care – Show your real, genuine self, especially when dealing with very challenging decisions or situations. By showing kindness and consideration to others, by helping those in need, and by simply being considerate or showing real appreciation to others you can dramatically improve the odds of success and impact while solving them most complex issues.
“Be the reason someone believes in the goodness of people.”
This goes beyond the recent and upcoming holidays, especially Thanksgiving! What will you do as a leader for the rest of the year? It shows up more than you may think on a daily basis, and as a result, impacts your team and best talent in ways you never thought was even possible. The question is, are you producing the result you desire or intend to have? If not, what can you do differently?
“No one has ever become poor by giving.”
~ Anne Frank
I’m glad to see “care” as being near the start of the list. With many of the nasty and manipulative people attracted to leadership (aka power in their minds), those that care really stand above the rest. It fuels their passion, their fortitude, and their optimism.