Leadership To Do's

By Christina Suter on Aug 25, 2018 at 07:03 AM in Business Issues
Leadership To Do's

Being a leader has distinct responsibilities; do you know what you need to be a solid leader? Your business was birthed from your vision and running your business well helps further your purpose. Whatever your leadership style, your mindset is what will move your company and employees forward. Running your business because it earns you income doesn't mean you've chosen to lead. Being a leader isn't about being the best or about being perfect; you may not be the best person to lead but just because someone else might be better doesn't mean you get to abdicate yourself. Surround yourself with people smarter than you,but don't let go of th leadership reigns.

Five Leadership To Do's:

1. Be the leader and be willing to lead: It doesn't serve you, your employees, or the world for you to hide from this role.

2. Work on your business, not just in it: Leave the everyday tasks like answering phone calls and dealing with clients and spend time studying your field, networking, go to conventions, marketing and branding.

3. Set a schedule for yourself and with your employees: Hold yourself accountable to holding your employees accountable. When you don't hold them accountable it makes it hard for employees to feel that the work they do is valuable, seen, and appreciated.

4. Ensure your company is a functioning machine: This goes back to the 9 elements: product, customer, distribution, marketing, systems, money, leadership, trends and forecasting, visioning. These nine elements along with the broader, four cornerstones that make up your business-- time management, leadership, marketing, and cashflow management make your systems work.

5. Your business in the field; forecasting and trends: Be knowledgeable about what's going on in your field. I'd go so far as to say, be seen as an expert in your field. Read 20 minutes worth of information in your field every day. Join associations in your field and attend meetings.