Three Questions To Impact Your Leadership Energy

Jan 7 blog

Have you been hearing the term “leadership energy” lately?  Do you wonder if this is the newest leadership fad?

If you’re like me, you’ve read tons of leadership books or taken many leadership courses.  They are all great BUT how many of the ideas have you actually used to impact your leadership effectiveness?  I know…I know…same here.  I’ve used some of the ideas and some, which seem great at the time, get lost once the real world of leading, managing and motivating others resumes.

 In my book, Leadership Energy:  Unlocking the Secrets to Your Success, I focus on practical tools to increase your confidence, focus and results.  The good news is all leadership learning you have previously experienced can be immediately effective once you answer three key questions.

1.    Who do I want to be as a leader? 

You see any leadership tool, idea or concept can only be effective if you know how this fits in your leadership focus.  Leadership is not a one-size-fits-all checklist.  Leadership is a one-size-fits-one process based on the clarity you have as to who you want to BE as a leader.

2.    What do I bring as a leader?

Perhaps you have taken assessments such as Strength Finders or Meyers Briggs.  Have you used these to identify your uniqueness as a leader?  I often have coaching clients bring me a stack of assessments and ask, “Can you make sense of this?”  Well, I can but the key question is, “Can YOU make sense of this?”  None of us can be all things to all people.  By giving yourself permission to be who you are, you lead with integrity and authenticity.  Even if someone is different than you, the ability to lead from your strengths with integrity and authenticity gives them a reason to follow you.

3.    Where to from here?

Based on your answers to question 1 and 2, you can now identify where to head from here.  Answer these three sub-questions:

  • What will I continue to do?
  • What will I stop doing?
  • What will I start doing?

What do you do to impact your leadership confidence, focus and results?

For more tips and tools, listen to the recorded webinar, The Leadership Journey:  Secrets to Effective and Impactful LeadershipClick here for more information.

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