Energy is vital to successful leadership. Regain your energy and maximize your leadership influence. Read more about How to Increase Your Leadership Energy
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Leadership requires moving people from point A to point B. How effectively a leader uses “hard” or “soft” influence tactics determines how well others are influenced to move or change their current direction. Read more about Eleven Influence Tactics and How To Excel At EachCategories:Influence 101
Influential leaders are often visionaries. They see a clear picture in their head of a dream to accomplish and rapidly begin pursuing it. They are opportunity focused.
If not careful, visionary leaders can err on one of these two fronts: Read more about The Visionary Leader: Getting Beyond Control and Hyper-FocusCategories:Leadership
Fifty-one percent of any leader’s job is to use their influence to develop new leaders. How do we, as leaders, proactively grow and empower emerging leaders? A chief means is to have a deliberate process which serves to increase a leader’s decision space. Read more about Raise Up Leaders by Increasing Their Decision SpaceCategories:Leadership
Reduced confidence leads to increased anxiety, procrastination and eventually paralysis. As a leader, this paralysis can stall the entire organization.Every leader struggles with confidence. Some of us do only in certain moments; others do on a more consistent basis. Self-confidence is the fundamental basis from which leadership grows. Your Keller Influence Indicator® inventory can provide you clear insight into you natural level of confidence. Read more about How To Increase Confidence: A Core Leadership TraitCategories:7 Influence Traits®, Leadership
What are we to do as leaders in the midst of failure? Here are four ways to lead through failure.
A good leader keeps her or his head up during tough times. The leader is called to stand on a parapet and look out towards the horizon, discovering possibilities. Shoegazing at the problem at hand will not inspire confidence, lead the troops, or promote outside-the-box thinking needed to find solutions. When, as a leader, you take this higher view, you can maintain enthusiasm without becoming a false, rah-rah cheerleader.Read more about Four Ways to Lead Through FailureCategories:Leadership
As a leader, how do you deal with thistles or offenses? Pulling thistles require difficult conversations so leaders must grow comfortable managing them. Read more about Pull The Thistle: Communicate to Solve ConflictsCategories:Communication, Conflict
You can influence people in a positive way. With a little time and practice, you can also leave an impression on all who you come into contact with. Read more about 4 Ways to Develop Charisma and Your Influence PotentialCategories:7 Influence Traits®, Leadership
Hone your communication skills to ensure that people will listen. Learn about 7 skills you can develop to become a more influential communicator. Read more about Speak So Others Will Listen and Listen So Others Will SpeakCategories:7 Influence Traits®, Communication
Attracting clients has come a long way since the days of seeing the customer as not having any knowledge of what they want or knowing what’s best for them; or being a vendor who has all the answers and doesn’t consult with the customer. Companies no longer can say, “To do business with us, this is what we offer and here’s how you fit in.” Read more about The 8 Rules for Catching the Attention of Your Next ClientCategories:Strategies & Position