Do You Have Leadership Potential?

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Given the number of different leadership styles, it is no wonder that most people are confused by what it takes to be a leader.

Do you aspire to take on leadership responsibilities?  Do you worry because you are not like the other leaders in your company?  Isn’t it about time you invested a little time to understand the gap between where you are and where you want to be?

Although many people aspire to be leaders, a majority of people fear leadership.

Fear comes from observing high-profile leaders and thinking you have to change to be a leader.

The fact is, leaders come in all styles and personalities.

Would it surprise you to discover that you can receive a professional assessment of your leadership style by sending an email?

You can buy a book highlighting the characteristics of successful leaders (with backgrounds like yours) for less than $25. 

You can receive an in-depth leadership assessment with an action plan, for less than $125.

 Given the right set of circumstances, almost anybody can be a leader, regardless of their personality.

There is a myth that leaders are born not made.  Because this myth is so widely believed, leadership is rarely taught in schools.  Most people do not understand leadership. They learn about leadership by observing people in leadership positions.  Which is dangerous given that people in leadership positions are not always good leaders.

Get started on your journey to leadership:

  1. Take a FREE leadership assessment by sending an email to info@truleadership.com with the word “Leadership” in the subject line.
  2. Read about Leadership Success:  “A Garage Full of Ferraris
  3. Discover your strengths, weaknesses and obtain a plan to close the gap by taking the “Work of Leaders” profile.  Contact me at kjohnston@truleadership.com

Leadership Impact on Productivity

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Good leaders can have a huge impact on the productivity of their teams.

Creating a vision and clear goals are key to enhancing productivity.  It is critical that these be believable.  In addition, a good leader will ensure that their team feels ownership of the vision and goals.

If the members of your team do not believe it is possible to double the size of the business in one year, they will not do what is necessary to make it happen.  If they do not believe their goals are achievable, they will not approach work with the required enthusiasm.

Good leaders take time to ensure the members of their team are clear on how to achieve a vision and how to accomplish a goal.  This can be done by breaking a lofty vision or long-term goals into shorter term projects.

The critical step in achieving great productivity is the empowerment of those you have entrusted to run the projects.  If the members of your team feel you will be second guessing their decisions, their productivity will suffer.  If they believe they need your approval before moving forward, they will hesitate to take action when the need to.  Hesitation and delays resulting from waiting on you will result in missed opportunities and a less than perfect outcome.

The key to empowerment is to provide training and the resources required to successfully deliver on the assigned tasks.