How well do you lead by example?
I just returned from an incredible trip to California. For three days and nights I bonded with like-minded entrepreneurial women who are doing incredible work in the world at Sage Lavine's event, the Women's Leadership Summit.
I’m still pinching myself after meeting Ocean Robbins, co-founder of the Food Revolution movement. His 6th Annual Food Revolution Summit begins April 29th and runs through May 7th, so be sure to check it out (it's free).
I can still feel the wind whipping through my hair as I'm driving my convertible along the Pacific Coast, smell the pine trees while coasting through Big Sur, hear the roar of the ocean while watching golfers tee off at Pebble Beach, and feel the cold steel bars of the jail cells at Alcatraz.
I never would have taken this trip if I hadn’t broken out of my comfort zone, lost my excess weight, boosted my self-confidence and stepped into my leadership role as a new business owner.
I live the kind of life I want for my clients.
How do YOU lead by example?
Top 10: Ways to Lead by Example
Good leaders must lead by example. Through their actions, which are aligned with what they say, they become a person others want to follow. When leaders say one thing but do another, they erode trust, a critical element of productive leadership. Here are 10 of the dozens of ways to lead by example.
Take responsibility. Blame costs you your credibility, keeps team members on the defensive and ultimately sabotages real growth.
- Be truthful. Inaccurate representation affects everyone. Show that honesty really IS the best policy.
- Be courageous. Walk through fire (a crisis) first. Take calculated risks that demonstrate commitment to a larger purpose.
- Acknowledge failure. It makes it OK for your team to do the same and defines failure as part of the process of becoming extraordinary.
- Be persistent. Try, try again. Go over, under or around any hurdles to show that obstacles don’t define your company or team.
- Create solutions. Don’t dwell on problems; instead be the first to offer solutions and then ask your team for more.
- Listen. Ask questions. Seek to understand. You’ll receive valuable insights and set a tone that encourages healthy dialogue.
- Delegate liberally. Encourage an atmosphere in which people can focus on their core strengths.
- Take care of yourself. Exercise, don’t overwork, take a break. A balanced team, mentally and physically, is a successful team. Model it, encourage it, support it!
- Roll up your sleeves. Like Alexander the Great leading his men into battle, you’ll inspire greatness in your company.
I would be honoured to help you succeed on your journey. You can connect with me on my website at angeliquebeauregard.com. Like my Facebook page for the latest news on health and wellness - you'll be glad you did!
Your Biggest Supporter,
Angelique Beauregard, CTNC
AB Transformations Inc