Take action to prepare for the future.
The bottom line is true leaders never stop finding ways to remain innovative and in charge of their business, team, and life. It’s the difference between where you currently are and where you’d like to be.
Are there areas where you could take more initiative? Today, I want to share how to take better initiative.
Step One: Begin with the End in Mind
Whenever you decide to start something new, a clear vision of the desired result should be in view. If you don’t have a concise idea of what the outcome will be, you’re more likely to never start or never finish. Part of the journey is fitting all the pieces perfectly together, but having a sense of how they’ll work will ultimately help you achieve your goal.
Step Two: Be Decisive
Making decisions too soon can be a setup for failure. Adversely, waiting too long may cause your window of opportunity to close. It’s about balance. Indecisiveness is usually a sign of fear or being unsure about what the outcome will be. Plan so that you have clarity around the direction you’d like to take, and if you want to know more about confidence as a leader, I have the perfect article for you here.
Step Three: Be Proactive
To be proactive means to anticipate any drawbacks and plan appropriately for them. You don’t use an umbrella in a snowstorm: you first check the weather and dress for it. Similarly, you don’t lead your team or make decisions about your business without first assessing what might be a hinderance to success. In taking that necessary step, you learn to respond better because you took time to develop a course of action. Your business (and sanity) will thank you for it.
Step Four: Set the Right Tone for Your Team
I always say leaders set the pace for the speed of the race. Ask yourself: do you make yourself available for your team member’s questions and feedback? Do you delay getting back to your team with decisions? Your attitude in your business about your business ends up being what your team mimics. If you want your team to put their best foot forward, you must be the example you want to see. The buck begins and ends with you as the leader.
If you’d like to talk through how you can take more action, schedule a free Strategy Call with me today.
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