There are different definitions to “leadership” that have emerged. Notwithstanding the literature and biographies of those leaders who have paved the floor for others.
Peter Drucker famously stated that “management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” Great leaders possess dazzling social intelligence, a zest for change, and above all, vision that allows them to set their sights on the “things” that truly merit attention.
For the first time ever, in their Book “Learn the secrets of adaptive leadership” Drs. Bradberry and Greaves unveil TalentSmart’s revolutionary leadership program to help you identify your skill levels, build your skills into strengths, and enjoy exemplary performance in the pursuit of important objectives. They introduced a new paradigm to leadership.
After all, leadership is not about a cookie cutter set of skills leaders must possess. It’s about identifying your pre-existing strengths and get better in the areas you can show competitive advantage. Find out how to move beyond the one-size-fits-all approach and find those practices that are best for you. At the HRPA 2013 conference, Marcus Buckingham spoke about finding your edge and win at work. He said “companies have 1 stock option not 1 culture”. Culture is local. The leader makes the difference.
There is however a common denominator: having a VISON.
A VISION is what keeps your focus. In fact, successful leaders are not distracted by their success. They stay the course. They are guided by their VISION.
Successful leaders accept responsibility for their failure. In fact failure is a learning platform. They know that being idle is not the alternative to making success happen.
Successful leaders walk the talk and deliver on their promise. Successful leaders are committed to your success. They go beyond the word of duty because they are driven by their VISION. They pay so much attention to their VISION, they have the ability to overcome barriers. Their approach to problem is creative and innovative.
Successful leaders are lifetime learners. They stay connected with the network of their business. Successful leaders know what their competitors are doing. In fact, the more they know about their competition, the more successful they are. For them, it’s finding ways to make it better than anybody else.
Discover your strengths. Build upon what you do best. Be successful. Stay focused