Power, influence and integrity are three inter-connected circles that create the foundation for being an effective leader.
Leadership goes well beyond positional power, where someone has the authority to manage other people or projects and might rightfully use coercion as a strategy.
People can also gain power by becoming an expert/authority on a specific topic, by encouraging/reinforcing others around them.
Don’t be someone you are not. Find your personal “voice” and define your personal brand/style at work.
Power is sharing info with people, not withholding it.
For every ONE point of “suggestion/constructive criticism” you offer to an employee, provide NINE compliments.
Be willing to walk away from a company or client without integrity.
Never ask anyone to do something you would not personally do.
Don’t shrink from any conversations with yourself, you must avoid denial with regards to any situation. This can lead to small issues becoming huge ones, and people will then be asking you, “How and why did this happen?”
Embrace conflict tactfully: Speak-up (not in volume, but with opinion), debate with inquiry, and keep inquiring until there is nothing left to say.
People are listening to what you say…and to what you DON’T say.
Loved the points that said ‘Never ask someone to do something you wouldn’t personally do’ and ‘Power is sharing knowledge, not withholding it’
We have put together a short leadership programme that will focus on women leadership and the wisdom and strength they carry.
For more information on the short-course, class dates, fees and to register online, please double click on this link: Managing and Leading People Information.
Doing work that matters involves taking one intentional step today that will stretch you, challenge you, and make you a different person tomorrow.
The programme starts in March 2020. Registration is open and you may register online now.