A Reason To Believe

July 7, 2009 at 5:21 pm 1 comment

A REASON TO BELIEVECandid Self-Reflection

Leaders are objective observers by applying the habit of self-reflection. They acquire self-knowledge by observing their impact on others, linked to business results. A candid self-reflection question could be, “What am I thinking, saying or doing in this moment and what is the impact?”

In today’s ever-changing business environment, leaders must be increasingly intense, intentional, agile, rapidly integrating and possibility-seeking learners. Leaders must actively and easily seek, see and seize unexpected opportunities, early indicators, trends and possibilities in the moment – faster than ever before.

These agile leaders have strengthened capability in four surprising areas:

 

In the Moment Innovation

These leaders are in touch with many different and contrasting views. They make the statement, “These are our first ten ideas, we have many more. Let’s explore our next ten ideas.” This habit is powerful in five minute bursts.

Feeding the Future

Wealth creation is inspired by future forward communication in simple, clean, clear verbal visuals. One of the highest performing real estate companies in the U.S. uses the color green to inspire belief in real estate wealth. What visual branding or picture can you create that enables people to become a part of that forward focus?

The Reason to Believe

Leaders help others have confidence to believe in themselves, the company and the business opportunities. Past history of overcoming challenges, producing results and collaborating is essential for creating a foundation for the future. When one of our global clients chose to make a challenging acquisition – the president inspired the workforce by highlighting magazine and newspaper articles from past successes. Create a wall of past positives that demonstrates the power of the past for your business strategy.

There is no better time than now to strengthen your leadership agility linked to achieving bottom line business results.

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  • 1. Shannon  |  July 14, 2009 at 11:01 am

    In the moment innovation is an interesting concept and one I’m sure most businesses and corporations could use more of. Those leaders and individuals who are in the moment are better able to see resistance factors and then account for those weaknesses in the final product. Innovation doesn’t come from those looking to make a big product; it comes from those lookiing to fix an existing problem or issue.

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