5 Effective Actions That Will Make You Get Out Of A Leadership Rut

Things you Can do to Get Back on Track Quickly When Your Performance Slips

One of the key differences between great leaders and good leaders is that great leaders know well ahead of time when changes need to be made quickly.

Like anyone else, great leaders also go through periods of struggle or a rut, but they do not allow themselves to remain in a leadership rut for long periods of time.

The danger leaders face for not dealing with a rut quickly is that it will:

  • Affect their self-confidence, which in turn, will affect their ability to make right decisions.
  • Reduce their motivation and effectiveness.
  • Lower the moral and performance of their teams.
  • Put additional stress or pressure on their relationships.
  • Affect their overall well-being.

The key is for leaders to be aware when they are not performing at the level they should be in their leadership roles and turn it around quickly.

How to get out of a leadership rut

Ignite Your Leadership Authors Share Valuable Tips For Leaders

Watch These Short Interviews to Find Out How You Can Improve as a Leader

Having just launched Ignite Your Leadership, which become a #1 international best-selling book, I’d like to share interviews my co-authors and I gave about our chapters in the book.

These short interviews provide a little more insight into each of our chapters and how it will help improve someone’s leadership abilities.

Action Step: Consider getting a copy of the Ignite Your Leadership book as part of your leadership development this year. Click on this link to order your copy.

Question: What are you doing this year to improve as a leader?

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How To Ignite Your Leadership For More Success And Happiness

Get My New Book Today and Claim a Free Business Breakthrough Strategy Session Valued at $250

I’m thrilled to announce the release of my new book, Ignite Your Leadership – Proven Tools for Leaders to Energize Teams, Fuel Momentum and Accelerate Results.

This has been a project that has taken over three and a half years to complete, that at many times, felt had stalled and needed to be abandoned.

The Backstory

In early 2013, my colleague and friend, Kathy Sparrow, and I were having a Skype conversation and we discussed the possibility of collaborating together on a project. At that time, we did not know what that would entail and remained open to all possibilities.

In August that year, we were both on the assisting team at our mentor, Jack Canfield’s 5-day event, Breakthrough to Success, and further discussed the idea of collaborating. Kathy had received insights that writing a book would be how we’d collaborate. That was the start of the idea.

How to become a better leader

5 Valuable Reasons Why Powerful Leaders Never Stop Learning

Important Things to Know if You Are in Any Form of Leadership Role

There is a law of the universe which states that any living thing that is not growing, is actually dying. Learning equals growth.

As we live in a universe that is in a constant state of motion, we have to be continuously learning and evolving because nothing stays the same.

If we take our physical health as an example—if we don’t pay attention to it and eat unhealthy foods or stop doing any form of exercise, then it will affect us in a negative way.

Similarly, if we stop learning, we’ll be left behind and won’t be able to keep up with things that are continuously changing.

I remember when I had completed my university studies, I thought my learning days were over. Having spent so much time in an academic learning environment, I couldn’t wait to go out into the real world.

Was I in for a surprise?

The importance of continuous learning

5 Good Things That Will Happen When Leaders Collaborate

The Real Benefits of Working With Your Leadership Colleagues

Being a leader can be a lonely experience, along with having to carry a lot of responsibilities, especially when leading others in a professional environment.

Good leaders can do things themselves and motivate others to do the same, whereas great leaders get others involved and empower them to lead themselves and others better.

A powerful leadership lesson I have learned is that people will support what they are involved in because they have buy-in. In laymen’s terms, they have “skin in the game.”

Having had many leadership roles in my corporate career, based on what I know now, one thing I could have done better was to have taken a more collaborative approach when leading others.

As I was seen as the leader, it was expected that I would tell team members what to do and what I expected of them. The “command” type of leadership was the norm.

The good things that will happen when leaders collaborate

3 Reasons Why Other Leaders Can Make You A Better Leader Quickly

What You Can Do to Elevate Your Leadership Skills

Just like anyone else, leaders have good days and challenging days. A leader’s true character is really tested during challenging times.

Those who are able to step up and face their challenges head-on will continue to improve their leadership abilities, while those who do not cope well, will find themselves facing more challenging situations on a regular basis.

There are many things a person can do to improve their leadership abilities and these include:

  • Asking for feedback from their team members, peers and superiors.
  • Finding mentors.
  • Attending leadership training programs.
  • Reading books on leadership. Here’s one book on leadership worth reading.
  • Taking online leadership courses.

The reality is that all leaders go through low periods during their leadership journey. Just like a sportsperson will go through a form slump, being a leader can be the same. The key is knowing how to respond during such events.

How to become a better leader quickly

5 Surprising Things That Make Ordinary People Powerful Leaders

Simple Reminders That Will Help Develop Your Leadership Abilities

At this point in the history of the world, there is a huge need for leaders who are driven by their desire to make a positive difference.

Whether it’s in politics, in businesses, or in our communities, there has never been a greater need for more aware, aspirational and authentic leaders.

Countries, societies and communities are defined by those in leadership roles, so the better leaders we have, the better communities and societies we will create.

On the flip side, if we don’t have strong leadership in our communities and societies, it can lead to:

  • Internal conflict and turmoil.
  • Mass revolt by the people, as we have seen recently in some countries.
  • Reduced consumer confidence, which will have a negative economic impact.
  • Reluctance from others to step into leadership roles.

How to become a powerful leader

How To Create Mass Influence Like Highly Successful People

Why The Ability To Influence Others Is A Key Leadership Quality To Have

Leadership is often regarded as the ability to influence others to act or behave in order to achieve common objectives.

When it comes to mass influence, it’s often a mystery why some leaders are able to create powerful movements whereas other leaders struggle to get their message across to those they want to influence.

In this TEDx talk, influence expert, Teresa de Grosbois, who is also a featured expert in the upcoming online summit, Ignite The Leader Within, shares that “thing” that creates a leader so compelling and influential that the world turns when they speak.

 

 
Action Step: Choose one thing that Teresa shared during her talk and apply it this week whenever you are in a leadership role, whether that is professionally or personally.

Question: What was your biggest takeaway from this talk?

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