Most business leaders recognize that success doesn’t just happen, happen overnight, or happen without the right support. Every great leader has, at some point, discovered that success is made easier with:
- People Rightly Positioned
Clearly, if there is one secret to consistently achieving goals and leading effectively, it is the ability to focus. The person who is able to focus on the task in front of him or her, while blocking out all other distractions around them, is usually the one who gets things done. And, though this may be the most obvious scenario that comes to mind, there are some other places where your focus can provide exceptional, beneficial results in business.
Focus On Others
Perhaps the one business success secret great leaders can agree on is this: When the focus is entirely on you, walls are quickly built, preventing others from giving you their full support. When you focus on others, however, bridges are built to stronger, more supportive relationships.
World-renowned business educator and coach, Marshall Goldsmith said, “Recognition is the jewel box that contains the precious gift of success.” He should know. His ability to consistently get positive results for others has influenced top CEOs and their management teams to address change in the workplace, causing him to be in demand as a speaker and leadership coach.
Putting the focus on what really matters – your employees and team members – is the secret to getting the results you need and want. By recognizing and implementing the individual skills of members of your team, you’ll take the focus off of petty differences that may be getting in the way.
Focus On Personal Strengths
There will always be differences among people. We get that! And what we’ve experienced is that this can be a GOOD THING! Rather than focusing on the negatives, we guide executives, H.R. personnel, managers, sales teams and others through a positive process for easily identifying and adapting these behavioral differences. Our programs excel at developing people, helping corporate leaders to improve workplace relationships and increase productivity by focusing on the personal strengths of all involved.
Focus On What You Can Change
Stop focusing on what you can’t change and put your energies into changing what you can. Focusing on yourself can be helpful, as long as it creates self-awareness. Make it a priority to start with yourself when looking for ways to improve:
Professionally and personally, you’ll impact and influence others more often by what you do, rather than by what you say. But you’ll definitely be most effective when your actions and your words are cohesive.
As a leader, do you find it difficult to say what you mean and mean what you say? Do your actions speak louder than your words – or continually drown them out?
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