Each of us, at one time or another, have made an excuse about a deadline we missed; work not done; or some other task that fell short of what we promised we would do. Some of us are so good at making excuses that it happens almost automatically or unconsciously as we attempt to avoid any responsibility for why something did not go well. This article explains how constantly making excuses will put your courage, confidence, self respect and reputation at risk.
Expert Author: Bruce Kidson
Some people achieve great things in their life, why not you? And why not now? - Bruce Kidson. Do you long to shine? To be the best you, you can be? Yes. Great let's start discovering your possibilities. We each have six main areas of our lives, Health, Spiritual, Relationships, Mental improvement, Social, and financial and career. A great place to start discovering your possibilities was when you were little. Remember when you were small say between six and eight years old what did you want to be, do and have then in each of those areas of life.
You are your business and your business is you. But, the real question is - Is that a good thing? Trust me; you need to know the answer to this question - now. Let's look at some indicators that will help you answer the question. If you answer 'yes' to at least two of these questions, then you can describe your professional life (and maybe even your personal life) in the following way - 'the bad news is you're lost but the worse news is you're making great time'.
If you're like me, you recognize that becoming an effective leader demands hard work and commitment. It requires more than just reading but actual "doing" and learning from your experiences. Sometimes when we are in the "doing" mode we forget some of what we have read and then realize after the dust settles that there was a different or additional technique that you should have tried. At times like this, I wish that I had a "pocket reminder" so that when it gets confusing I would have a simple guide to help me.
From my own business experiences, I have learned that one of the most important tools a leader has at their disposal is trust. Without it, you're not leading; you're just going for a walk in the park. Think about it, if your team doesn't trust you, why would they follow you or even listen to you? As a professional keynote speaker, I often explain that without their trust, a team will not respond to even the simplest request from their leader, let alone the hard ones. The fate of a business can be tied to the level of trust a team has in its leader.
Over the course of my corporate career, as well as my career as a leadership keynote speaker, I have had the opportunity to observe, work for and learn from some great business leaders. From my experiences with the "best leaders" I have known, I have compiled what I believe is a list of some of the most important leadership characteristics that make for an effective leader.
Expert Author: Jaime Jones
Those that are successful at any career have several characteristics in common. Most people strive to be a leader in their company. This article will teach you the skills and mindset to make this goal a possibility. First, every top performer displays a genuinely positive attitude.
Expert Author: John Doidge
Inspire confidence in others to command respect and loyalty. Developing the self belief and confidence needed to be a leader. One of the best ways to measure success is to look at ourselves through the eyes of others. Are we looked up to? Are we respected? Some of us are leaders, others are followers. The higher levels of success come from becoming a good leader. To get to the top we need the respect of others to perform our will. No one has ever reached the top solely by relying on themselves. That is why we need to look carefully about the type of relationship we decide to form with others. We need to inspire confidence.
Expert Author: Michael Lee
These days, knowing what makes a good team leader is very important. There is a higher demand for people with effective leadership traits. But not all leaders are born that way. Many of them have had to work at themselves before they became shining examples of leadership. If you want to know what makes a good team leader, read on!
Expert Author: Kevin Eikenberry
You must take action to achieve anything in life. Simple concept, yes; but not always easy. This leadership and learning expert suggests five approaches to being more proactive.
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