You Must Grow as a Leader

grow as a leader“Lead as if you’ll be held accountable, because you will.”-Bobby Bowden For your business and income to grow, you must grow as a leader! Leadership is the foundation to everything you do. As an entrepreneur and business owner you will want to become a marketing leader, a sales leader, a customer service leader, a financial leader, and a strong team leader in your company. Leadership is critical to your business success, your personal freedom and fulfillment, and optimizing the potential of your team. If you don’t lead more and work less, you’ll never be free from the daily grind and technical trenches of your business.  Your critical role is leadership, not doer-ship.  Improving your leadership effectiveness is a never-ending growth process. Leadership is everything to the success of a business! One of the biggest challenges business owners face is the challenge of wearing too many hats! But if you continue to wear multiple hats in your company, you will continue to be diverted from your primary responsibility … Leading! A business can rise only to the level of the leader’s effectiveness. As you know, you are 100% responsible for the good, bad and ugly in your business.  Leaders create clarity – clarity of vision, direction, goals, focus, expectations, consequences, etc.  Leaders also create the right conditions for others to succeed.  They get people rowing in the same direction. Earlier this year I wrote about how to increase your leadership impact. In that post I offered 3 diagnostic questions to help you assess your effectiveness as a leader. I also wrote about how to assess your leadership capacity. Let me encourage you to go back and review those blog posts. Ask yourself these questions:
  • What am I doing today to create clarity?
  • What am I doing today to create the right conditions for others to succeed?
Never lose sight of the fact that your primary responsibility as a Strategic Business Owner is LEADING! I hope you will consider how a business coach might help you grow as a leader!

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