How Does Mindset Affect Your Leadership?
How does mindset affect leadership? And is it possible to develop a better mindset, if the one we have isn’t quite serving us? I was curious, so I sat down with Predictable Success founder Les McKeown to ask him! Q) In your book, DO/LEAD, you have an entire chapter on the “mindset” required for successful leadership, and it’s
The Truth About Imposter Syndrome
Imposter syndrome. It’s used so frequently in business articles, social media memes, confession-style blog posts and more that it clearly resonates with many of us. But what is it, really? And if we can define it, can we also decide how to overcome it, and what the underlying issues and concerns actually may be?
How to Improve Your Pattern Recognition
Table of Contents What is pattern recognition, why is it so critical to the pursuit of leadership, and how can you improve yours? Let’s dive in! What is Pattern Recognition? The full definition of pattern recognition, its various applications to leadership — in business and non-profit organizations — and examples of pattern recognition in action could easily
Making a Strategic Plan for Leadership
Table of Contents What is a strategic plan and how can it be used for personal development? Strategy is the conceptual framework that produces tactics. When we get a strategy together – or a way to do something – it helps us get a clear idea of what the tactics can be to get us
The Mythology of Heroic Leadership
Leadership is any act that gets two or more people closer to their common goals.
It doesn’t always have to be heroic, despite what we’ve been told.
So, what does this actually look like in day-to-day actions, and how does understanding our leadership styles and styles mix empower us to pursue our goals more successfully?
Is Quiet Quitting Affecting Your Leadership?
Post Highlights: Have you heard of “quiet quitting?” It’s a phrase that has garnered quite a bit of attention in recent months, although the concept is stepped in something much deeper and more complicated… …one that affects leaders of all kinds, and organizations in every stage. Quiet quitting is the idea that workers stay on
The Subtle Art of Saying No
Have you heard or read the following quote before? “No is a complete sentence.” It’s much easier said (or read) than done, but it’s also critically important if you’re trying to be not just a productive leader, but an effective one. As Les McKeown reminds us, saying yes to everything will keep you from success.
How Leadership Changes Your Identity
If you are concerned about what others will think of you or what you will think of yourself as you grow and learn and yes, lead, remember that simply having the self-awareness to know your boundaries and to set some goals for yourself should keep you on the right path. Imposter syndrome is mean and can be a bully. Don’t let it keep you from making a positive impact where you are, right now.
Are You Ready for Some Football (Analogies)?
A fundamental difference between the Visionary, Operator and Processor lies in how they perceive their surroundings. Just as each has a distinct view of the team’s ultimate goal and is motivated differently to reach that goal, each also holds a different perspective of the environment within which the team works to achieve those goals. This is rather like the differences in perspective seen by a player, a coach, and an owner at a football game.
Are You a Leadership Rule-Breaker?
Does leadership, or the pursuit of leadership growth, require us to break some rules? And if so, how can we pursue leadership without alienating everyone around us?
How to Lead From Anywhere, at Anytime
Is it possible to influence groups and teams when you are not their de facto leader? Absolutely. But it’s a different process than leading from within. Here’s a 5-step framework to follow.
Anyone Can Lead. Yes, You!
Are leaders born, made, or something else? What are the most important and effective strategies for personal and professional growth — and is there a way to determine your unique strengths and weaknesses and lean *into* your leadership style for more predictable, sustainable success?
Making the Most of Your Non-Trivial Actions
Typically an executive will take between 15 and 50 non-trivial (aka meaningful) actions a day, or 5,000-10,000 non-trivial actions in a year. Are you making the most of them?
What Does Your “Fit to Role” Really Mean?
‘Fit to Role’ is the degree to which the demands of your current role ‘fit’ with your VOPS Styles mix. So, are you in the correct role now? If not, how do you make a meaningful change?
Comfort and Discomfort Zones in Leadership
There’s a saying – “the only way out is through.” And it applies to leadership, too. To get to where you want to go, you will have to challenge yourself: your beliefs about your strengths (and weaknesses), your highest value as a leader, what people think about you, and what is holding you back – or will hold you back – from the growth you’re pursuing.
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