FIVE POWERFUL “C’S” FOR LEADERSHIP SUCCESS
5 powerful “C’s” for leadership success:
- Cultivation: Grow as you go, not before. Find new capacity by embracing inadequacy. Sufficiency is the enemy of growth.
- Curiosity: The second solution is often better than the first. But, you can’t find the second solution when you’re defending the first. Stay open minded after you find an answer.
- Compassion: Show compassion while getting things done.
- Courage. Older leaders often say, “If I had it to do again, I’d take more risks.” The fear of failure motivates. Running from discomfort is the end of achievement.
- Celebration: Celebrate the contribution of others. You aren’t always the smartest person in the room, regardless of how smart you think you are.
Attitude determines altitude.
4 skills necessary for success:
Success rises on the wings of skill.
- Technical skill. Become a go-to person in at least one area.
- People skill.
- Make people feel good about themselves.
- Get along with people you don’t like.
- Be helpful.
- Express gratitude.
- Organizational skill.
- Know how to fit into organizational culture.
- Connect with power-people. Help them succeed. Ask them to help you.
- Engage in rewardable behaviors. Who is rewarded in your organization? Why? How can you engage in similar behaviors?
- Leadership skill.
- Avoid competition with direct reports. Encourage people to out-do you. The more stars on your team, the brighter you shine.
- Solve problems. Don’t simply complain, find solutions. Tackle challenges others avoid.
- Depend on others. Self-sufficient leaders never reach as high as those who accept help. Depending on others is wisdom, not weakness.
- Recruit diverse teams. Avoid the temptation to surround yourself with people who are like you. Diversity is strength.
- Embrace the power of small. A small step forward today is almost always better than waiting for a giant step tomorrow.
What key factors for leadership success can you add?