September 10, 2013

3 Tips To "Next-Level" Leadership

I want to talk with you today about creating success for yourself and those around you. In other words, your TEAM. You ARE part of a team…whether an entrepreneur, employee, […]


I want to talk with you today about creating success for yourself and those around you. In other words, your TEAM. You ARE part of a team…whether an entrepreneur, employee, student or stay-at-home parent. Not only are you a part of a team, you can act as the leader for your team – whether you’ve already got the title or simply through using your knowledge and behaviors…and working to EARN the title!

As a leader, you set the standards for the team’s level of commitment and quality of work expected from your team and their individual motivators. YOUR level of commitment determines YOUR level of production. When you raise your level of commitment, you automatically affect and change your team. YOUR focus influences your team and their performance.

Your cues, both verbal and nonverbal, send strong messages to both the members of your group and people outside your team. Did you know that 93% of all communication is nonverbal?!

Knowing the proper leadership and communication skills, will gain you the respect and attention of professional peers, your leaders, your teachers, your neighbors as your team begins to excel. Never fool yourself into believing you’re invisible – someone is ALWAYS watching…and hopefully, learning from your example!

These three tips will skyrocket your leadership skills and grab the attention of that promotion board or committee in your business or even a special someone in your personal life.

Tip 1: The way you dress makes a statement about your self-image and sends a message to others about your degree of commitment. It even affects your speech. When you dress like a slob, you come across as lazy and unmotivated. When you dress for success, you feel more confident. Others pick up on that confidence!

Tip 2: Take into consideration the fact your team is comprised of different personalities with very different strengths, skills and motivations. Learn to communicate with each member to get them working toward the same goal. Teach, reinforce and exemplify what you expect and what the team needs.

Tip 3: Realize showing leadership does not mean you deserve all the credit for the success of your team. If everything you do is for the credit, your intentions will be transparent. These actions do not say leadership, they come off as selfishness or arrogance.

Your success and your team’s success start with you. Elevate your value to your clients and your team by being 100% committed and going “all in.”

Speak to the vision and purpose of your team, instead of complaining about petty issues bogging you down. Raise the bar for your team. Take them from a childish, immature team who hasn’t mastered the basics to a fiery, professional team who gets insanely successful results. By creating win-win situations, you build and strengthen your team while growing your finances, too!

I’m sure you have a high level of commitment and I hope this has only reinforced it. Adding wood to your “commitment fire” spurs you on in the journey. If you know someone who can use some extra kindling for their “fire,” do me a favor and please share this message with them. Take a moment to spread the “flames” on Facebook or Twitter and strike your match here!

I would love for you to join me this Wednesday night at 8 pm ET/7 pm CT for my Spiritual Equipping Broadcast.


In great faith,


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