Where Will Your Leadership Take You?
The end of the year is always a good time for reflection, and it seems appropriate to reflect on starting with the end in mind for next year. The new year provides a fresh start, a new beginning to accomplish better goals and increase productivity as well as profitability. The arrival of any new year inevitably provokes discussion on how the next 12 months will unfold.
Underneath it all, you may want to keep doing the same things you’ve been doing this year for next year. O.K., maybe better if you’ve been successful. If you haven’t been, think for greater results. Here are some ways to go beyond where you need to go for greater productivity and revenue.
Polish your leadership prowess in the new year. Notice what’s limiting your success to go beyond where you’ve been and then take advantage to move further. What needs to change to make the next year a transformational year for you and your organization?
Strong Leadership Starts with Your Mindset
“Mindset also has a big effect on your company’s bottom line, setting the stage of its performance, productivity, and, ultimately, its profitability.” – Jim Taylor
Your mindset influences how you think about and interpret situations, your emotional reactions, the decisions you make, and the actions you take. How you incorporate these into your mindset can help move you into a better position for greater ideas, higher revenue and better productivity than where you are right now.
“Dare to be different. Dare to be bold. Stand out in a crowd… Why would anyone want to fit in a mold? Be original. Be amazing. Be YOU!” – Amy Lauer
The drive to make a difference is replaced with the drive to be known, popular, accepted and praised. Break out of your ordinary mold and be more unconventional. You will thrive beyond your expectation.
Keep an open mind, enhance your skills, align to change, innovate and adapt. Get a grip on change as change is the only constant in your life, change is taking place every second of every day. Being daring starts in your mind. How daring do you get when it comes to resolving situations you are in?
Improve Business Complexity
“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” –T.S. Eliot
Business complexity is rising and will continue to do so. With this in mind, leaders need to be more careful with various approaches for what people do and the way people act, decide, and interact for a competitive advantage.
Complexity remains a here-and-now challenge. Looking for greater ways to create, generate and produce breakthrough results needs leaders and work teams to break the old rules in order to be more collaborative. With this in mind, being more open, having the resources to complete tasks also require time to get things done. Cooperation of all employees need to implement psychological safety for greater team work.
Being More Proactive
“Focus on being productive instead of busy.” -Tim Ferris
Being pro-active instead of reactive actually helps you solve the situations that challenge you. Getting a better perspective of the situation Get Focused and Become More Productive
Instead of struggling when you get tangled in business complexity and need help with getting unstuck, take a few steps back to see the work you have from a different angle. Start thinking different also. You may just find seeing your work from a different view point can give you what you need to change how you work.
Leaders Gearing up for Next Year
“When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.” – Alexander Graham Bell
Observe how your behavior impacts others Start by being honest with yourself. Notice how your behavior affects those around you. How do people react to you in meetings? In the coffee room or at lunch? If clients are not returning your calls, perhaps your behavior is making them feel pressured or uncomfortable.
Ask for feedback Ask others how they see you. It takes courage and you may get some feedback that is hard to hear, but it’s an important step in creating a new perception.
Is your business and leadership where you want it to be? Wherever you go, there you are.