Valuable Leaders Share Knowledge - Rhoda Kreuzer

by blogadmin 16. November 2017 03:44

Be generous with your knowledge, and seek opportunities to help people grow.

As others begin to recognize your unique, valuable expertise, they'll naturally want to tap into it. Equally, you'll spot opportunities to support them that they may not even be aware of. Your expert power can help to enable co-workers to develop their own skills, so that they can progress in their roles, as you have in yours.

Using your expertise in this way needn't threaten your position. The more you invest in helping people around you, the more your professional value will grow and the more powerful your position can become. You can also test your own skills, identify gaps in your knowledge, and continue to learn by growing and engaging with this development network. 

For more on building expert power, click here

Personal Challenge:

-Do you have a firm grasp of essential up-to-date facts and figures? 

-Do you avoid making comments about subjects that you are poorly informed on? 

-Are you sensitive to other's feelings? 

-How can you build and share your expertise appropriately so that others naturally look to you for direction? 

Enlarge Your Perspective.

by blogadmin 10. August 2017 01:03

I conducted a survey of a group of leaders in the community about things they felt had helped them succeed. The following is a quote from one of the leaders:

"Have patience with differing viewpoints--in fact, seek them out. Ask the quiet person in the room what they think--it often changes the whole direction of the conversation and thought process of the group."

As you are working with your team and your to-do list, remember to welcome a different view point even if it slows you down. In the end, the results will be better and stronger. It is essential to stay open to new ideas and new ways of doing things in order to succeed in this fast-paced world.

I also encourage you to read a variety of authors. This will ensure that you are hearing different voices and gaining from a variety of backgrounds. You may disagree with what they present, but that may be just the spark you need to clarify your perspective.

Personal Challenge:

Today, identify one new person you can seek out to enlarge your perspective! 

 

Start With Why

by blogadmin 9. June 2015 01:27

In his inspiring book, Start With Why, Simon Sinek drives home the importance of clarifying your WHY. The following is an excerpt from chapter five:

“It all starts with clarity. You have to know WHY you do WHAT you do. If people don’t buy WHAT you do, they buy WHY you do it, so it follows that if you don’t know WHY you do WHAT you do, how will anyone else? If the leader of the organization can’t clearly articulate WHY the organization exists in terms beyond its products or services, then how does he expect the employees to know WHY to come to work? If a politician can’t articulate WHY she seeks public office beyond the standard “to serve the people” (the minimum rational standard for all politicians), then how will voters know whom to follow? Manipulations can motivate the outcome of an election, but they don’t help choose who should lead. To lead requires those who willingly follow. It requires those who believe in something bigger than a single issue. To inspire starts with the clarity of why.”

Begin today by reminding yourself WHY your organization exists and WHY you do what you do. When your WHY is ingrained in all aspects of your job, your work will become meaningful and exciting, and your team will feel that too. 

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