Development Tip: Look back on a time when you failed. What went right and what went wrong? What can you celebrate about the failure? And what lessons did you learn from the experience? Specifically where in the process did the failure occur? When we begin to look back on our failures and pick apart where the failure began, we can start to plan ahead and create a more successful future.
To be a good leader, you must be a good organizer. I’m constantly teaching my clients about the value of being organized. If you’re organized, you are far more productive than if you’re disorganized. Being organized means having your ducks in a row. It means that, if you have a project, that project has a plan and a timeline and a budget, and you know exactly what those are. It means that, if you have an email that you’re going to have to personally send out to lots of people over the next year or so, you have that email pre-written so that you can copy and paste and make slight adjustments as needed, rather than rewriting the same email over and over. It means you automate and systematize as much as you possibly can in your business, so that you do repetitive tasks one time instead of several times.
Development Tip: Analyze your business and your life. Are there any repetitive tasks that you can adjust, setting yourself up for greater simplicity in the future? Are there emails that could be pre-written, tasks that could be systematized or automated so that you don’t have to do them again? Are your files organized? Are your finances organized? Look for any place that you can become more organized and don’t just think about doing it…do it!
To become a more effective leader, you’ll want to begin developing these skills immediately. Don’t wait! Start down the path of great leadership today!
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