Leadership is the wise use of power.
Power is the capacity to translate intention into reality and sustain it.
Color Commentary for Monday, February 11, 2013
By E. R. Haas
"Leaders aren't born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work. And that's the price we'll have to pay to achieve that goal, or any goal."
~ Vince Lombardi
Last week, I asked you to think about the RESULTS you have realized so far this year... and to think back over the preceding 12 months.
Did you have a string of FAILURES?
This means you are actually taking action.
Do you recognize the mistakes you made?
If so, you are well on your way to producing better RESULTS.
This week, we are going to focus on leadership: Achieving better results with, and though others... creating incredible force-multipliers in your life, by creating greater leverage through powerful interpersonal synergy.
How much more could you have accomplished over the last 12 months if you had entire teams of people working with you?
Greater Results Through Others...
Always remember, your power to lead drives your capacity to succeed.
No question, leadership skills are all important, as they are a key differentiator in organizations of every nature.
Leaders are not "born", but are made—just like transforming a lump of coal into a diamond—under tremendous heat, pressure and time!
This week we will discuss how you can quickly sharpen your leadership skills, by taking 5 simple actions.
To put this discussion in proper context, take a few minutes to think about WHO will be helping you produce greater Results this Year:
My Expected Results:
TIME = 2013
What Do You Expect From Your Team?
All last week we talked about the power of crystal-clear EXPECTATIONS... how the road to success is paved with Clear Expectations and Brilliant Execution.
High TQ Performance is the key to success—however you define it: Wealth... Power... or Happiness.
Now, I want you to focus on your TEAM.
What do you Expect from them?
What do you Expect from yourself?
Leadership 101: To be an inspirational leader, you must first be inspired by and absolutely committed to an ideal vision.
Whatever the cause, you'll never attract anyone else's interest if it doesn't inspire you first.
To be an effective leader, you must learn how to share your vision with others in a way that helps them commit whole-heartedly to the same dream.
Inspire others and there's nothing you can't do.
Lead by example; share the dream; commit to the cost; and keep hope alive.Stop and listen to the audio track for this TQ Factor while you're reading the rest of this page, and while you're completing the exercises below.
This is just one track from our fabulous SYNERGIZE Personal Workshop. If you don't own the complete collection, maybe it's high time to get with the program!
Engage your brain on as many levels as possible and
you'll learn faster, and remember what you've read longer.
"Skill in the art of communication is crucial to a leader's success. He can accomplish nothing unless he can communicate effectively."
~ Norman Allen
Factor 7C's CONTRIBUTION to your performance...
A high commitment to this Factor of your performance suggests you do everything possible to inspire others in a positive way.
You do your best to live your life as a model that others would choose to follow.
You have inspiring visions and strive toward high ideals. You are capable of achieving huge goals, because you have motivated an army of people to contribute their time and talents, hearts and souls to the same dream.
When this happens, they are happy to do whatever needs to be done, because they are swept up in the excitement of achieving the same mission as you.
Factor 7C's COST to your success...
A lack of commitment suggests you are someone who underestimates the impact you have on others.
You may believe that you have a personal mission -- and that only you can accomplish it.
You may mistakenly believe that your personal mission is a solo race -- with no benefit to or effect on anyone else. Both of these beliefs limit your potential. Both restrict the unlimited possibilities that would be available if others could be inspired to join in, and benefit from, what you're trying to accomplish.
The Bottom Line...
If you want to produce significantly better RESULTS... and do it in less TIME, you can. Simply turn up your Power of TQ... by doing Factor 7C more frequently.
This week, take some time to think about what your life would be like if you had more PEOPLE POWER. What could you accomplish then?
Remember, there are tangible RESULTS... and then there is everything else. Become known for producing superior RESULTS and you will become successful beyond your wildest dreams.
Don't and you won't.
If you haven't already, right now is the perfect time to take a baseline assessment of your EXPECTATIONS and your POWER to achieve them. I urge you to take the full 100 question TQ Test to baseline where you are now... and what you will need to do differently to achieve your goals this year. -- E.R. Haas, CEO
TQ Ideas For Action...
Dream Big And Inspire Others To Join Your Team.
The following Ideas for Action represent some of the best thinking on the planet regarding TQ Factor 6C.
They're designed to inspire and motivate you to actually do this factor a great deal more frequently.
Spend some time reading each one. Make sure you understand them. Visualize yourself doing them.
Keep in mind, however, that these ideas will remain ideas until you put them into action.
What Do You Project?
The example you set as a leader will be the model for behavior all the way down the line.
Don't tell them. Show them! Don't just say. Do!
Can Anything Stop A Shared Vision?
The strongest force in nature is a shared vision. Nothing can stand in its way.
Find someone with whom you can share your vision with before the end of the week. Give them all the details to see -- really see -- the ideal you want to accomplish.
What Are You Trying To Accomplish?
If you create a shared sense of vision that others also truly value, they'll astound you with their ability and exceed your expectations. They'll do these things, not because they have to, but because they want to.
Dream big, and bring everyone else along with you.
What's The Biggest Goal For Your Team Right Now?
A big goal inspires everyone. It boosts them up, and gives them something to work for.
A clear understanding of the team's vision and a belief in the importance of that vision are the keys to motivating people.
Who Needs A Little Inspiration Right Now?
Inspiration is the critical catalyst for goal accomplishment. Do whatever is necessary to motivate your people to do their best work possible.
All things become possible when you inspire others to achieve their own greatness.
Do You Ever Wonder How Much Gets Done When You Aren't Around?
To be an effective leader, you must communicate your vision and priorities in such a way that the group is able to stay focused, even when you're not around.
To lead others along the path of your dream, share its compelling beauty and ultimate rewards with them.