Many ‘end of the year’ coaching conversations have led to some of my clients asking for some type of formula for delivering ambitious results. My clients are interested in developing strategies to achieve consistently high performance in running their businesses and leading their teams. Given this, we decided to do a series of blogs about how to deliver ambitious results and perform at a high level. This is the sixth in that series, and we hope that you have been enjoying these blog articles and will continue to enjoy our leadership writings and videos on our YouTube Channel, Michael Beach Coaching & Consulting. If you’re interested in developing a formula for achieving high performance and ambitious results, read on…
Every business leader learns that without influence they cannot accomplish great things. It is our ability to influence others that sets the bar on how high we can climb. In essence, by helping others to raise the limit to how high they can climb, we reset the limit on how high we can climb personally, and how high we can expect our followers to climb. Leadership is not about exerting influence through manipulation or tricks. Leading and influencing others is best achieved by building trust with those around us. Clearly communicating what we believe in, and what we’re going to do to make positive things happen is a good start.
Your relationships with those above, below, and around you must be tremendously consistent and positive for the people you interact with. When they understand who you are and why you are a positive force in their lives, they will trust you. Your relationships with these people must be built on a foundation of trust, one great conversation at a time, and one positive action at a time. When your colleagues have witnessed your behavior first hand, and it has been balanced and indicates emotional maturity is in significant abundance with you, your peers will want to work with you and follow you. As you build strong long-term relationships with the people around you and all of those relationships are strong bi-directionally, you will be able to exert great influence.
Michael has been fascinated by dynasties and by winners for decades. In studying sports and business dynasties, Michael has learned that high performers always follow great best practices in developing their influence with others. By focusing on THEIR value in a relationship, these leaders earn the right to a greater level of influence with others. This is the sixth in a series of blog articles designed to help you to focus on a half dozen concepts sure to increase the chances of your becoming a part of a dynasty.
Michael is an advisor to mid-sized companies and their C-Suite Executives and leadership teams. His award-winning coaching practice has led to Michael helping his clients from across the United States to develop their next generation of leaders so that the culture of their companies leads to great culture and consistently ambitious results being delivered by high-performance teams. If you’d like to speak with Michael about guaranteeing the future success of your firm in retaining high-performance employees and developing great future leaders, send an email to Michael at email@example.com.