Networking. When you think about walking into a room with strangers, how do you feel? Some folks are completely energized by the idea of meeting new people, while others are filled with angst, uncertainty, or even feelings of being fake. That’s why many professionals put it off, until they have to!
Leaders of any team or organization, be it big or small, are accountable for the results they deliver. Attracting and retaining top talent is vital to making progress here but it isn’t easily accomplished.
There is a difference between those who start a business, and those who grow a business. For many, the dream of entrepreneurship is born while in the throngs of employment for someone else; doing work they love while wanting greater autonomy and potential for greater pay.
Only one thing stands between you and success. It isn’t experience; it isn’t talent. If you want to succeed, you must learn how to connect with people. And while it may seem like some people are just born with it, the fact is anyone can learn how to make every communication an opportunity for a powerful connection.
When it comes to great leadership, paying it forward is greater than a random act of kindness. It’s about moving from something transactional to fueling the future relationally. Consider some of the qualities a great leader possesses – a spirit of continuous learning, mentoring, empowering others, developing the leaders around them
The voice we converse with the most often is the one in our head. The words this inner voice uses can build us up or tear us down. The inner critic often produces feelings of shame, deficiency, low self-esteem, and if left unchecked, depression.
Leadership is about mobilizing people to unite in the pursuit of a vision or clear objective. Having a title or position to do this only establishes authority, it does not equate to leadership. Leadership is influence and influence comes from connecting.