How are you defining success in your business? Does “winning” mean exceeding financial measures? Is it externally motivated? Can you point to a moment and say “we have arrived”! Experience has taught me that high-performance leaders define success differently. Their belief that success is the transformation of capable people reaching their potential. It’s an entirely different perspective of collaborative empowerment then command and control thinkers. The subtle nuances are like changing out your old glasses for a new set of lenses. The prescription affords you more clarity and no longer distorts your perspective. High-performance leaders change their lenses often. Our 5 guideline leaders use to define success.
They see things clearer because they rely on a larger lens of perspective.
They empower people to innovate, create, and fail-forward.
They trust others to plot a new course and change direction.
They build collaboration with the autonomy to challenge conventional wisdom.
They recognize that true success of “potential” transforms results. Embrace the grind. Enjoy the journey. Keep learning.
Truth is we are all imperfect. Sometimes even your most meaningful conversations fall a little short. Knowing that truth as a developing leader, will serve you well. Sometimes we are contributing to the low energy. So enamored with goal focus that we just keep driving through, rather than looking for the road signs that signify the journey. It’s been so easy to run through the stop signs of life over the past few months. Sometimes people speed by you and flip you the bird. And other times, they’re so focused on the destination, they don’t notice any surroundings. They are so busy that they speed through the pitstops. Forgoing the purposeful time to recharge, re-energize, and refocus. Effective leaders aren’t always “on”But we do recognize when to take a pitstop to pause and reflect. Today, take a break from the distractions. Spend some time in reflection. Embrace the grind. Enjoy the journey. Keep listening.