A strong and confident leadership team does not happen overnight. It takes planning and training to develop the leadership required for the organizations success. It requires an understanding of the people within your organization and a knowledge of their observable knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors critical to successful job performance. These skills, abilities, and behaviors can be demonstrated by the actions of the potential leader.
Every one of us has a history, a past that can be traced to our last job, our last successful adventure, our last failure or most embarrassing moment. Some of you have shared these key points in your life with the world online. If you are planning to take on a leadership role in the future, your history will be thoroughly examined and possibly torn apart. Companies will be looking for when and why you took control of your goals and how you moved yourself to your current status. Why you ask? Have you heard the expression “Lead by example”? How can an organization expect you to handle a leadership position and help move their organization forward, if you have not lead yourself first?
At this point you are probably thinking, how can you take charge of your own goals today so you can be the example you want to see in others and secure your future? There are several steps, but I will give you just a few in this post.
1. Start by preparing a personal mission statement and you will start to define your core values.
2. Next start setting realistic personal goals and hold yourself accountable for every step.
Remember to break your goals down into 30 days goals, 6 month goals, 1 year goals, 3 and 5 year goals. You will also need to confront limiting beliefs and expand your comfort zone.
This is just the beginning and I know you have a lot of thinking and planning to do, but this will open your heart and mind to dreams you kept way in the back of your mind and start to move you in the right direction. I have included my detailed list on my web site for you (http://www.ypiconsultants.com/media/lead-yourself-first/).
Take the steps you need to move forward and become the leader you are meant to be!