In order to be successful, it requires being consistent and persistent. By being an extraordinary leader you set up goals beyond your expectations and achieve extraordinary results. Managing the performance of your employees is not as difficult as many people think. I find so many people do it poorly not because it is difficult, but because they do not have the right attitude.
As a new leader/manager, be aware of the following that can help you be more consistent and persistent as you become more extraordinary and extend your abilities onto your employees. Consistently perform at a higher level is a great achievement to aim for. Just make sure you get buy-in for what you want to accomplish.
Observe Consistent Behaviors
Take note of the consistent behaviors you do on a daily basis. Ask yourself, “Do these behaviors help me to be consistent in getting these accomplished?” Knowing your specific goals and not reaching them just might be a matter of looking at what’s working and what’s working well.
Refusing to Give Up
How persistent are you in getting done what you need to complete? Giving up means you may not be good at accomplishing that particular goal area. Some people look at it as a failure. As much as possible, if you really want to get something done, break down your goal(s) in small pieces. This may help as you will feel you are getting things done. Move forward in pursuing your goal(s) and be consistent in working on tasks everyday to reach where you want to be.
Persist without exception and decide to keep going no matter what lies in front of you. Being persistent without exception is key to achieving extraordinary levels of success.
Think Differently to Accomplish More
Begin thinking differently about the leader you are and you alter your destiny. Shift your thinking from a quality mindset to an impact & results mindset. Performance management takes technique and attitude.
Decide to be a Person of Action
Many people move out of the way for a person on the run; others are caught up
in his wake. Be the person on the run! Taking consistent action is crucial to the realization of a successful life. People are often amazed by the accomplishments of highly successful people, yet many of their accomplishments occur because of relentless action.
You have a lot on your plate, especially as a new leader/manager. Focus on your outcome, and don’t get caught up in the day-to-day activities you need to take to reach it.
Maintaining this focus can sometimes feel hard and overwhelming because of all you have to do.
If you believe your goal is worth achieving then follow through with whatever actions you need to take to make it happen. In your pursuit of being an extraordinary leader, you must be consistent and persistent. Get the feedback from your employees and other leaders that you need and build on what will help you beyond where you are right now. Do not overuse your strengths.