When you are short of time, here is the one action that will give you 80 percent results in 20 percent of the time.
Stand out from others.
BY DOING THIS
– Remind people of the desired outcomes.
– Talk about strategy first, tactics second.
– Voice your views supported by facts.
Think of the good leaders you know. What sets them apart? Standing out from the crowd demonstrates your leadership abilities and impresses others, especially those at the top. It’s easy to get lost in tactics when planning and implementing a change plan. Reminding people about the objectives of the initiative signals that you’re a leader. Similarly, talking about strategy makes you look, well, strategic. Few people do this when submerged in multiple tasks and tight timelines.
Sharing your views, such as recommending a solution or raising a concern, is another way to stand out. The most effective way to make your case is to link your perspectives to current business strategies. Doing so increases the likelihood of agreement and raises your profile with leaders.
LEADERSHIP PLANNING TOOL: How will I act like a leader?
Reviewing this summary before you start the week or attend important meetings will help you stay above the daily noise.
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