See It, Own It, Do It
Leaders understand the huge responsibility that is placed upon them. For every action that they do, an example is set and a pattern is established.
Those whom you influence look to see the consistency of your walk with your talk.
Yet for all the valiant training and development efforts out there, there is no simpler way than to adopt the following three actions in your daily habits:
See It. Be aware of the problems, and opportunities, around you. Listen as well as see. Look for ways to improve or launch forward.
Own It. Change begins with you and will not happen on its own. It’s your responsibility, no one else’s. Leaders own what others slough off.
Do It. Make it happen. Plan and attack. Act. You cannot go from A to B by sitting at A. Move forward. This action will show where your leadership commitment truly lies.
When you set the pace and example, people will do likewise. Whether little mundane tasks or enormous projects, you will create more dynamic teamwork and develop people more easily than some of the more complex methods out there.
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