What Would We Get If We Asked Everyone Who Writes About Leadership To Offer Up A Definition?
P robably need a new wing in the library of congress, don’t you think?
IS IT POSSIBLE TO DEFINE LEADERSHIP?
For some, it’s everything and anything that has to do with influencing others.
It’s achieving accountability.
For others, it’s a body of work built around values and character and timeless qualities of integrity, passion, respect, et. al.
Do you have a definition that works for you?
HOW IMPORTANT IS R.E.S.P.E.C.T TO BEING AN EFFECTIVE LEADER?
The ability to earn R.E.S.P.E.C.T. is a critical Leadership requirement … and we have absolute control over the actions we take to earn it.
It’s also the “centerpiece of accountability”, a concept that vexes even the most astute business leaders.
Since it’s impossible to Become a More Effective Leader without gaining respect, we’re going to devote some time and energy to learn …
How to give RESPECT … so you can EARN RESPECT.
PRACTICAL STRATEGIES TO HELP YOU BECOME A BETTER LEADER
Our upcoming course, R.E.S.P.E.C.T. – 7 Remarkably Simple Steps to Earn Respect, is not about reiterating or re-examining the principles of leadership that so many seasoned professionals have so eloquently described.
Leadership observers have extracted lessons from Julius Caesar to Patton, Jesus to Mohamed and Genghis Kan to Machiavelli … and from every president and leader who’s ever graced the world’s stage.
No, what I want to share with you are practical strategies that have erupted from the subterranean caverns beneath these principles.
I’m interested in the bounty from the battles fought, in Churchill’s words, on the beaches, in the fields and the streets … distilled into simple practices that you can put to work to build up the respect and trust that are essential to your success as a leader.
EARNING RESPECT PULLS IT ALL TOGETHER
I’ve been speaking and writing about these lessons for a long time, but I’ve decided to assemble them in one place where you can truly focus on developing the RESPECT that will fuel your growth and development as a leader.
You may have already seen some of the articles about great leaders I’ve worked for in The Four Common Features of Equally Successful but Different Cultures and its companion article, Can Radically Different Cultures Produce Equally Great Results? Part 2.
OR … you may have read about the smartest guys in the room who bamboozled everyone around them.
Maybe you’ve seen some of the practical tips for leaders who are unable to make the tough decisions or learned the 7 Swing thoughts to overcome adversity.
WHAT ACTION STEPS ARE REQUIRED TO BE AN EFFECTIVE LEADER?
These are the ACTION steps that will reduce your chances of stepping on a land mine … and help you Become a More Effective Leader and improve your business performance.
When you embed the principles of RESPECT into your everyday business decision-making, the odds that you will create a sustainable leadership model that achieves lasting value are dramatically increased.
WILL ANY OF THESE LESSONS ACTUALLY STICK WITH YOU?
Part of me is dubious that these lessons will even stick.
As a parent, I’ve been repeatedly reminded that the life lessons we try to teach are often like seeds that land in the back of the little red wagon … and in more painful moments, that the only lessons learned will come from our children’s own painful failures.
I don’t know all the reasons why we can’t impart these hard-fought lessons to our children … or to our colleagues, friends, business associates … to help them avoid the same mistakes.
Every parent spends sleepless nights trying to unravel that conundrum.
THE POWERFUL VOICE OF FAILURE
I do know that part of it is because there is no more powerful voice than the pain of failure.
If the pain is intense enough, most of us will do almost anything to make it go away.
Sometimes it’s severe enough to embed the lesson for life; at other times, the lesson is lost until we smack ourselves in the head for again forgetting it.
I also know that the concepts of earning RESPECT or TRUST can be vague and elusive, so I’ve spent a lot of time to identify 7 Remarkably Simple Steps so you have a plan to build the reservoir of respect that will facilitate your growth as a Leader.
Some of you will get it right away, and will implement these concepts to build a formidable foundation to accelerate your success. Others may struggle, but if you stick with me … reach out to the community to ask questions and get advice … you’ll see your effectiveness as a leader grow.
LET’S GET TO WORK!
This is not idle chatter. These 7 Remarkably Simple Steps to Earn Respect are real, practical … and timeless findings that are rooted in battlefield experience.
They’re not theories or ivory tower puffery that might work … or might not.
If you join me on this journey and let me show you some of the most valuable principles you’ll ever learn to build a successful business, you’ll reduce the risks of mishap and accelerate your own progress as an effective executive.
I’ll be jostling for a little of piece of your brain to help you capture these proven tips, so stay tuned.
Let’s work together to help you Become a More Effective Leader.
What do you say?
P.S. There will be a spectacular bonus for existing Exkalibur Subscribers, so if you’re not a Subscriber, now is a good time to make sure you don’t miss our upcoming course, R.E.S.P.E.C.T. – 7 Remarkably Simple Steps to Earn Respect.
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I hope I’ll see you on the other side.