Recalibrate your Career from Good Manager to Great Leader
In an extremely noisy world, how do you stand out? The human voice: It’s the instrument we all play. Yet some feel that their voices go unheard in a world of noise.
Envision talking before your board and every director is listening to you intently and nodding their heads in agreement. Wouldn’t it be pleasant to realize that each time you speak to your board of directors you can seem to be certain, reasonable and essential?
To be a successful leader in today’s organizations, you have to do more than just “lead.” Leaders have to be creative, innovative and passionate in order to inspire teams and pull them together, solve problems creatively and achieve new heights in productivity.
Data-driven information tends to speak to people’s intellect, while stories stir their imagination and reach their feelings. That’s what makes stories such a powerful tool of engagement and motivation. Skilled storytellers use their words to color what could otherwise be bland, boring, black and white information.
What is the difference between a passionate employee and an ambitious one? Is one better than the other? While ambition and drive are sufficient in a world that is predictable, it is not enough in a world of constant change and disruption.