Thursday, January 24, 2013 Pearl of Wisdom

Am I a High-Impact Leader?

In my last two blogs, I’ve spoken about the High Impact Leader defined as the leader (results-driven and people-oriented) who builds credibility through a strategy that includes understanding the effect their behaviors have on others in the organization.  Take the time to see if the statements below describe you.  If some do not, then use them as a guide to making change within yourself.  The only way you will get where you want to go is by recognizing that your behaviors are way more important than your technical skills.  Together they can be a winning combination.

  1. I am self-promotional when it is appropriate.  This means letting people know who I am and what I do without bragging, overpowering or overwhelming them.
  2. I treat people well that don’t matter. I know they can’t help my career but I don’t expect anything in return; I just support them when appropriate.
  3. I stay present in the moment when I’m working with others at work.  This means no texting, emails, iPhones etc.  I don’t send emails at 12:00 at night. I respect others boundaries and share mine.
  4. I keep small promises.  Nothing builds credibility more than this behavior.  I never promise what I can’t do.
  5. I inspire people and support them instead of isolating and have as little to do with people as I can.
  6. I believe I can have impact on my employees, colleagues and organization.
  7. Do I know and share my core values with others.
  8. I exude confidence in my posture, mannerisms, dress etc.
  9. I am clear on my personal and professional vision.
  10. I align with advocates and network well.

Have a great week.

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