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LEADERSHIP IS A PROCESS OF SOCIAL INFLUENCE, WHICH MAXIMISES THE EFFORTS OF OTHERS TOWARDS THE ACHIEVEMENT OF A SHARED GOAL.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Here are a few ideas to make sure your investment in becoming a positive leader is optimised:
1. Make a public declaration
Share your plans with your manager, colleagues, significant others, whatever. Let them know what you are working on and ask for their support. Once a goal is made public, you’ll feel more accountable to make it happen. As an added bonus, research has shown that managers that share their development goals with others receive higher follow-up scores on surveys than those that don’t.
2. Get an “accountability partner”
Find someone who can help hold yourself accountable. It could be your manager, a peer, a coach, a friend, or a family member. Make an agreement to call each other at a regular interval and check in on each other’s progress. Ask each other a series of yes/no questions for every goal, covering all aspects of life (development, business, fitness & health, spiritual, personal). This process works great when it’s implemented at the end of a training programme.
3. Track and measure your progress
Try to make your goals measurable, and keep a log of progress. Then, establish your own rewards, or positive consequences, for when you hit key milestones along the way.