Clear Leadership

"The manager has a short-range view; the leader has a long-range perspective."
Warren G. Bennis

In a world where short term results are the measurement of success and the long term vision is not lose the heart, talent and creativity of people.

To be a manager means to focus on "the tactics" of getting short term results. To be a leader means to move out the noise, problems and everyday fears so you and your team are moving to a better future.

This seems easy and it is quite hard because there are so many daily distractions and emergencies to pull you from that focus.

How to move into Leadership

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The easiest way to begin to move to leadership vs daily blocking and tackling is to:

*Allow others to do their job

*Know mistakes are learning opportunities

*You can't do everything

*Have "one clear focus" that will take yourself and your team to a better place

*Inspire those around you

*Keep the "one clear focus" for your team and...

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The Dichotomy of Leadership

“A leader takes people where they want to go.
A great leader takes people where they don’t necessarily want to go but ought to be.”
Roslyn Carter

The dichotomy of leadership is there really is no one telling you what to do, which is great and than again there is no one telling you what to do….which means it is so about you.

Spending your time and talent in the right areas are key to achieving the success you know is possible. I cannot tell you how many people I meet who so want to be free of people telling them what to do that when they are free…. they become lost and ineffective.

To be a leader a strong and effective leader it takes:

  • having a clear set of core values,
  • clear and doable goals which are inspirational and aspirational
  • the ability to discipline yourself to focus on the right activities to achieve your goals,
  • the diligence to constantly learn and grow new skills and behaviors to adapt to new levels of expectations and performance
  • take time...
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