Are you ready to step into the CEO role for your life?
A theme that continues to emerge this week with my clients is LEADERSHIP. Whether you run a business, your life or your family, there is a need for leadership in your life. The question is what type of leader are YOU? And would someone want to be on your team?
Defining your leadership style is essential to move into YOUR Top 1%.
One of my clients is taking over a non-profit organization, another runs a residential real estate firm, one is building her jewelry business and brand, another is an investment advisor, and still another is a mom and CEO of her family. Some people manage themselves and others manage a team (yes, kids are part of your team just like employees).
I encourage you to consider the following questions to help build your personal leadership style:
How would you define your leadership style?
Are you laid back or a micro manager? Do you support and have time to listen and mentor the people on your team or are you always stressed out and too busy? Do you encourage people on your team to take chances or to stay within the dotted lines?
Would you want to be on your team?
Switch roles for a moment and think if you would want to work for yourself.
How effective is your leadership style?
Are you getting the results you want and what if anything needs to shift? When was the last time you asked for feedback?
Do you clearly communicate your vision and goals?
This is a tricky one because you need to have a vision and goal to be able to communicate them. Often, ineffective leaders are not clear about where they want to go so it is challenging to share a clear path forward. Clarity and communication in this area is critical.
What does it cost you NOT to step up and be a great leader?
This is one of my favorite questions because you have to consider how you are holding yourself, your team or your organization back by not being your best as a leader. What does it cost you in morale, energy, productivity, $$’s, time and even peace of mind?
Top 1% Bottom Line: Defining your leadership style and practicing it is a ritual that can help you have a breakthrough year both in your personal and professional life. All you need is the desire to learn and grow.
Alissa Finerman is an Executive Coach and Gallup Certified Strengths Coach, speaker and author of Living in YOUR Top 1%. She works with managers, C-suite executives and teams to leverage strengths, shift beliefs and achieve meaningful goals. Alissa has an MBA from the Wharton School and a BA from the University of California, Berkeley. She has worked with Ross Stores, Petco, BNP Paribas, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Brookfield Property Partners, Neutrogena, Bristol-Myers Squibb and Dress for Success. To learn more about coaching with Alissa, please visit her website and follow her on Facebook