This article wraps up our “Lead to Win” leadership series. In this series, and during the associated webinars, we have discussed characteristics of effective leaders – both who they are and what they do, challenges leaders commonly face, and how to improve your leadership skills and maximize your effectiveness as a leader. The remainder of this article will outline highlights and key points from each article in the series and reinforce that leadership is a skill that can be practiced and improved. As you read, think about how each topic builds on the others and how interrelated and interdependent they are.
Developing a Complete Definition of Leadership
Stop Telling and Start Communicating
Valuing Your Team and Developing Relationships
Coaching and Feedback that Maximize Performance
Leadership Styles and the Art of Flexecution
No one can give us an exact roadmap that shows us how to handle given situations as a leader. What we can do is arm ourselves with proven principles and strategies that work for effective leaders. We also should understand that leadership is a skill that can be learned, practiced and improved. I highly encourage you to email me any leadership-related questions or concerns you have and join us for our free leadership webinar on January 8.
Remember that you have been given positional authority. That is yours to lose and it has a ceiling. Personal influence, on the other hand, is yours to gain and has no ceiling. This series was titled “Lead to Win” for a reason; the name implies that your leadership is outcome oriented and targeted at success. Define your overall outcomes – the team’s mission, vision, values and goals – and lead to win so those outcomes are accomplished. Within that framework and without sacrificing any of those outcomes, “Lead to Win” includes continuous improvement and development of the team as a whole and individually.
Success is not just possible – it is probable when you understand what winning looks like, how to win and how to lead to win.
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Webinar on Highlights and Implementation
January 8, 2020, at 3:30 p.m. Eastern
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