A perfect example of reaching that high standard of leadership excellence could be demonstrated through giving by genuinely caring about others.
- Accountability – By creating simplicity, not complexity, in your day-to-day performance, it can produce a measurable result that makes it easier for other leaders and employees to focus and follow.
The purpose of service excellence, is that it will increase employee their loyalty and accountability to you, as a leader, and to the company.
A wise and accomplished professional tennis coach, Dick Gould, shared a very powerful truth:
“Your players’ behaviors are a reflection of you!”
~ Dick Gould, University of Stanford, Men’s Tennis Coach
The same applies to the employees of your firm that are representing you. You can have a positive impact on so many people’s lives today by showing more the accountability to them – the results may surprise you.
- Pro-play – By demonstrating your passion and burning motivation to your leaders and teams within the organization. Show what is takes to stay on top of your game as a leader, by showing what is possible to achieve. This is especially important when we run into unexpected and new obstacles, high-risk decisions, or need take a new direction in the company.
“We all want to be pro players, playing on the field, instead of sitting on the bench, but not all of us will do whatever it takes to play the pro game.”
The key is to position yourself for a longevity of success, a track record that others can learn from, build the trust as well as a way of positioning to win while performing under pressures. That is how some of the most amazing track records are produced in business and professional sports. Coach Gould is living example of that through his outstanding track record at Stanford University in a highly competitive and specialized sport – men’s tennis.
- Impact – How you must be wondering? The key is to know how you want to truly make an impact. Then, it is essential to know where you are currently vs. where you want to be. By identifying the gap – you will know what you need to do to reach that goal and adjust your game plan accordingly.
“A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.”
~ Jackie Robinson
A leader is not defined by appearance, title, or position. A leader is defined by a skill set that is demonstrated continually in day-to-day work through actions and, communication to others. It is measured by impact produced, based on those actions. If you would measure your efforts during this year, what would your scorecard say about you?
In the end, every one of us can make an impact of significance – the choice is purely yours. In light of the holidays and many significant global changes, may this quote finds you well on your path to tremendous impact:
“If your team does not love and respect the current leadership, they will less likely commit to their future in the company.”
Today’s most successful and impactful leaders are creating the future by not only doing what they love but also by listening to their employees. Do you love your future? If not, it is time to transform, innovate and make an impact
Game on Champions!