Deliver An Outstanding Value – As a leader, making sure you deliver an outstanding value for your return from the company is important. Whether this means figuring out what makes you worth your salary or what makes you stand out other leaders, you should constantly reevaluate this factor. To be a good leader sometimes it means you have to look beyond your daily interactions and tasks to find your true purpose as a leader. If you can’t quickly answer the question “What makes you valuable to the business?” you might want to start thinking about it and coming up with a solid answer or goal to work toward.
Continuously Innovate – A good way to answer the prior question is to come up with some leadership goals. Having something to work toward is the key to providing a value at the end of the day, week, month or year. If you can invent some new ways to lead and prove them to be successful you will create value in yourself, your style, your personal brand, and ultimately in the company.
Provide Exceptional Experience – Work to provide customers with an exceptional experience. The best place to start is with your employees! If you can lead employees in a way that provides them with a great experience at work it will be natural for them to handle customers in the same general way that you lead them. If you can get your associates to value their own experience in the company you wont have to spend so much time and effort getting them to promote value for customers. The process will become natural and enjoyable for them just as it will be for you.
Create a Brand Promise and Stick To It – If you consider yourself a leader and personal brand don’t feel scared to make reasonable promises to your employees about goals or objectives. If you learn to trust yourself and your people learn to trust you, you will accomplish so much more without having so many setbacks. Accomplished promises build trust where false hopes and letdowns kill it.
Let Your Commitments Guide you! – If you start to make commitments as a leader you will be able to look to the past and see your direction. If you have history to analyze you can shape your future from it and learn from your mistakes and accomplishments. Patterns will emerge from your past and you can truly find your leadership groove.
Make your leadership abilities count. Follow these 5 ways to success and you won’t know what can’t be done.
“I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can’t be done.” – Henry Ford