If You’re Not Doing What Only YOU Can Do, Why Are You Here?

The last time I looked, you’re the only YOU there is.

A re you make sure you’re doing the things that ONLY YOU CAN DO?

What about … What Only YOU Can Do?

[pullquote]Be Yourself. Everyone Else is Taken. ~Oscar Wilde[/pullquote]

As an experienced leadership coach leading a group of CEOs and working with other senior executives, I’m constantly reminding every leader to focus more intensely on what only YOU can do.

A.G. Lafley is the former, two-time CEO of Procter & Gamble, who has written and spoken extensively on this topic. You can find a transcript of one of his speeches here, and register to read a more extensive Harvard Business Review article. It will be well worth your time.

Whatever your leadership level, there are certain things that only you can do … and if you don’t, no one will … and it will really help you focus on this critical variable in your leadership level to take a close look at this landmark article.

There is no substitute for YOU.

Make sure you can always answer these 10 Questions

[pullquote]The most serious mistakes are not being made as a result of wrong answers. The truly dangerous thing is asking the wrong questions. ~Peter Drucker[/pullquote]

To help you along the way, I ran across it an earlier article by Marc Kramer entitled, The 10 Questions You Should Never Stop Asking.

As you make your unique contribution, ask yourself these questions.

Don’t gloss over them because you think you’ve already answered them.

Pull them out … assume you’re starting all over again … and carefully consider each one of them.

If you don’t, we’ll look for you out in the boneyard.

Question: What do you believe is the largest single contribution you can make to your organization?

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