Category Archives: where am I

Are you the Leader you could be? Would you like to be?

How good are you at being the Leader?

Do you achieve all you wish to achieve and more in your business?

Do you know how to take your business to the next level?

It is so easy to dream about where you would like things to be! Yet so hard to know what to do to get them there. Isn’t it?

If only everyone would play their part in the business seriously. Take their roles responsibly. Wouldn’t it be great? Then you wouldn’t have to get so frustrated, checking on everyone all the time, to make sure everything is done.

What can you do to show everyone that you are the Leader, that your business has great value and that it is a great place to work?

I actually use a method defined in “Absolute Leadership”, by Joseph Tigani.

There is only one way to truly get it and that is to experience it. Until that happens, here is an overview of the process

However, the steps are put together to assist you to work out where you are at this moment, what is working and what is not. Also where you actually want to go and whether there is congruence between the two.

Having found where you really want to go, the question is, “what needs to change to achieve that end result?”

How open are you to brainstorming your present environment? It can actually be fun to do that in a none threatening environment, where no one will pay out on you for the fault and failures of the past, but rather compliment you for being willing to be so honest.

With that under our belt, we take a short journey to see what it is that truly excites us. The motivation for change comes from the excitement that is created by a new vision. What is it about your new vision that gets you revved up and willing to put time and effort into an activity?

So you have this small group of people who work for you? How well do you know them? How well do they know you? Do they trust you? How well do they understand your motivation for running your business? Do they know about your passion?

What can you do better to improve all these things? What processes can you put in place, within the team, to improve their understanding  of what you are all about? There are lots, believe me, we just need to work out the best for your situation.

This understanding will lead to a better team, where all are working with a common vision, a common purpose. So that the business will begin to hum along brilliantly.

Finally, what do we put in place that measures the movement and growth?

What do we put in place to make sure that everything is monitored to see that all is running smoothly?

Each business requires specific feedback to be put in place so that the system is monitored in such a way that you can let it run on automatic, relying on the checks and balances that you have put in place assure you that all is running smoothly.

This is real Leadership, Absolute Leadership, where the business runs like a well oiled machine with minimal interference from you, but where you still know what is going on at any time.

If you would like to be this Leader with a business that pleases you, with everyone working together as a happy team and you are making money with far less stress than before. Get in contact with me.

Let us have a chat to see whether you qualify to be one of my clients and whether I believe you have what it takes to create the ideal business.

My email is austin@austinparry.com

I work anywhere in the world by phone or Skype. If you are in my local area we can do face to face.

Here’s to your success as a Real Leader.

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Traits of a Great Leader- number 3

In the list of traits of great leaders that Facebook friends suggested another was “Unwavering Vision”.

I agree wholeheartedly with this suggestion, I will add a little rider later.

In conventional coaching language, Goals would come close to covering this. However, there is more to unwavering vision than just goal setting.

This is all about having such strong vision, such strong goals that the focus never strays from where one is going.

The image that pops into my head is that of a GPS system. You set the destination to which you are heading, then the GPS begins and continues to issue directives that are totally focused on getting you from where you are to where you want to go.

In fact it is so unwavering that if you err slightly the voice will let you know and begin issuing directives to bring you back on track.

A great Leader needs to be absolutely sure of where they want to go. This may require a large amount of interaction with all the key stakeholders, a large amount of research, checking out all the possibilities and options, fine tuning choices till finally a single choice has surfaced as the goal for which to strive.

Another issue which many overlook is the need to know where you are starting the journey from. Until that is known, there is no way of setting the GPS, of plotting the course. The two critical things that go hand in hand are where are you starting from and where are you heading to.

Unless you know both the GPS cannot be set, the journey cannot be defined and created step by step.

To have unwavering Vision it needs to be defined and there needs to be a surety that this is truly where you need and want to be heading. Unless there is that surety, that certainty, then there may definitely be a lack of commitment.

It is very hard to follow a leader who is forever changing their mind about where they are heading.

One comment I said I would come back to is the only downside about “unwavering”.

What happens if somewhere along the way their arises an awareness that this is not the correct direction, that the goal needs to be redefined.

It is useless putting time and effort into a goal, if it becomes obvious that it is no longer the correct goal.

Steven Covey’s “wrong forest” comment in his Seven Habits book illustrates this. If you are heading in the wrong direction them working harder, working longer will not get you there.

In my model there is a constant requirement of checking in to see that the direction we are going is truly still where we want to go.

Part of this is feedback, part is regular assessments, another part is truly listening to all comments and assessing their validity in relation to vision defined and actual vision required.

All effort was initially invested in defining the vision, however as new light is shone on the vision it is more than possible, after discussion and consideration, that the vision may need to be redefined.

As long as there is a proviso for revisiting the original vision, checking to be sure it truly represents where you want to go and being humble enough to admit you got it wrong and being willing to redefine it, then “Unwavering Vision” is truly a powerful trait of great leaders.

How well have you defined where you want your life, your business to head? How well have you assessed and defined exactly where you are at this moment?

Unless you have seriously worked on both of these equally, you may have issues of wasting a whole lot of time, energy and money heading down a dead end track.

If you haven’t then your leadership is being called into doubt. Be sure you have done what is needed so that you can lead with Unwavering vision.

 

Call me if you need to do some work on this. 61 (0 in Oz)419 701 608

 

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