Risk-takers are the ones who change the world. Everything worth doing will come with some level of risk. The question is what do you want to do and how much are you willing to risk to accomplish that?
Spud Webb was five feet, seven inches, a full ten inches shorter than the next shortest competitor in the 1986 NBA Slam Dunk Contest, and 13 inches shorter than his teammate, Dominique Wilkins. What in the world was he doing there?
Are you, your team, or your organization struggling with maintaining or developing a vision? The good news is that you’re not alone; thousands, if not millions, of individuals and organizations are going through the same thing. The better news is that there is a solution.
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.
When you live your life dreaming, you are focusing on the future at the expense of your present.
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.