Instead of relying on our company or boss to wave a magic wand on our career, we need to take things into our own hands and be comfortable about being unapologetically ambitious.
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The key to being a leader is to develop relationships and influence as many people as we can. Even if the person does not have any business dealing or commercial interest with us, we need to nurture and develop a good relationship and earn the trust of the person.
Leadership is about enabling and empowering others to do their best work and drive great results.
If our message is simple and easy to digest, while having the required substance, it can easily be etched in peoples minds with consistency and repetition. Your narrative and expectations should be crystal clear to your subordinates and peers.
It also helps to have the required information readily accessible for all using the various information portals.
One needs to create a culture where people from any level can be brutally honest to us, and catch any blind spots, creating a transparent, trusting environment.
“The most fundamental and important truth at the heart of Extreme Ownership: there are no bad teams, only bad leaders.” - Jocko Willink and Leif Babin, Extreme Ownership
You can only lead by example. There’s no other effective way to inspire people.
Many young professionals and MBA students desire to become a CEO. What stands out is the mindset to want to lead.
Many aspirants want to have an impact. They desire to make a real and tangible difference in the world. They see business as a vehicle for impact, and the role of a CEO as a destination for creating change.
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