LPHR Magazine (March 2013) - Page 79

LEADERSHIP LPHR 3/13 EVERYTHING RISES & FALLS ON LEADERSHIP Leadership is about articulating visions, embodying values and creating the environment in which all things can be accomplished. Leaders cast the mission, vision and values of a company throughout its people. They know how to effectively influence people and act as change agents that initiate growth. Leaders are innovators and creators. They don’t accept mediocrity and they are always pushing the status quo. Committment to leadership separates the “doers” from the “dreamers”. What does it look like to be committed to a project, a person, or an idea? When is your committment tested? How do you maintain committment when something takes longer than expected or something is more difficult than anticipated? To the marathoner, it’s running another ten miles when your strength is gone. To the soldier, it’s going over the hill, not knowing what’s waiting on the other side. To the leader, it’s all that and more because everyone you lead is depending on you. MARCH 2013 | LPRH.CO The secret of your success is determined by your daily agenda: How do you articulate your vision? What does it mean to embody your values? How do you create an environment in which things can be accomplished? What am I doing to invest in myself? What am I doing to invest in other people? Cast your visiion daily... Develop yourself personally and professionally. As leaders, how do we cast our vision daily? We must have unfiltered evaluation. It’s a form of respect and necessary if you want to succeed. Employees need to be able to communicate what’s really happening in their world. Then, we can serve the needs of employees, helping them to accomplish our vision to exceed customer expectations in everything we do. Today matters! We over exaggerate yesterday. We over estimate tomorrow. And we under estimate today. Remember, the secret of your success is determined by your daily agenda. Assume nothing. Train and coach everything. Above all, inspect what you expect.