Regardless of where you are in your career, or even in life, you still want to stand out as an everyday leader. Here are five ways to do that.
You often hear that you shouldn’t compare yourself to others, and that is completely true — most of the time. But you should also learn how to compare yourself with others to help yourself win. You can compare yourself to lose, you can compare others to lose, or you can compare yourself to win.
If someone has a security net, they are more likely to take higher risks with greater rewards. Leaders do not just lead others, they are the human safety net.
When you live your life dreaming, you are focusing on the future at the expense of your present.
I will never forget the first meeting I had with my leadership mentor. “Kyle,” he said, “your job as a leader is to replace yourself.” It took me three years to figure out what that meant and why it was the best advice anyone had ever given me.
“Work smarter, not harder” is misleading. The purpose of working smarter is to provide more time that can be used to work harder. Try living by a new maxim: “Work smarter AND harder.”
Adapting to change can be the hardest thing you have to deal with as a leader, especially if you have to lead other people through a change.
Problem-solving is a vital skill that should be exhibited not only by a leader but also by an effective team. If you want your team to rely on you, their leader, to solve their problems, you are handicapping your team.
Oftentimes leading by example is far more important than leading by instruction. You want your team to be able to evaluate themselves, so show them how it’s done.