Traits often correlated with success
As a leadership coach, there are trends that I see over time. When someone is confident they often are more apt to take calculated risks, pursue opportunities and generally have strong quality relationships. When we think of confidence we have to be sure we don’t mistake it for arrogance. Confidence is a quiet competence, confidence in one’s own ability exhibited through their interactions and overall behaviors.
Truly confident people don’t worry much as such individuals are often positive by nature and focus on positive outcomes. Their experiences related to making good decisions reinforces this ability.
Confident people seek opportunity, whether it is by building relationships, asking for opportunities and promotions or otherwise taking a leap of faith. Vision for the future is a strength for such individuals.
Confident people take a stand. Not necessarily what people want to hear, but they possess wisdom to understand which battles are worth fighting. They also back down graciously if they are wrong because they are secure enough to know they don’t know everything and value the viewpoints of others as opportunities to learn and grow.
Many leaders I coach hear me say this alot…”listen more than you talk”! Such individuals care and are naturally interested in how other people think and feel about situations. Those who talk more than listen are more than likely “masking” insecurities.
Confident people know they need others and ask for help. We all have weaknesses and confident people acknowledge this and seek help from others as they are more focused on self improvement, learning more, gaining valuable skills and optimizing their performance.
Where do you stand as a leader? Be honest…the strongest leaders know they don’t have it all, seek to learn and their self awareness allows them to be “real” to others and highly relatable.
If you desire to have help in identifying how you can be most effective, let’s chat!
It’s time to improve operational efficiencies!
JBM deals with this on a regular basis. Facilitating best approaches to a comprehensive review of operational practices and identifying areas that need improvement. This is with full employee engagement of course!
COVID - 19 has made efficiencies a primary indicator of a viable business. When tis pandemic eruped, those who broke down silos and left business who are not making changes, in the dust. Removing boundaries like slow moving decision making and including employees in determining best practices has made such organizations thrive above others.
Organization structure, job redefining, additional coaching and training, process reviews, all become part of the nature of how you do business. This keeps you at the top of your game and allows for sustainable change over time. I call this Building Organization Capacity! I have been doing this for 14 years and now more than ever, every business needs to do this!
Change without sustainability infused will be a waste of time. Adopting permanent structural changes that support sustainable and resilient processes should include the following:
- Flattening hierarchicial structures and delegating decision making
- Implementing new technology tools..more focus on online video capabilties and training related if necessary
- Process development for redeploying internal talent based on verified skill sets is also important; don’t just pass along duties before you are certain they are going to someone prepared to handle them.
As always, reach out to learn more about how this is handled. It is by far one of the most valuable services JBM provides,particuarly given the approach and facilitation skills necessary! The approach is flawless once leaders are willing and able to implement changes and provide support to do so.