The Leadership Culture

The marketplace has changed, business has changed. The economy definitely has and will always be changing. But one thing remains: Becoming & growing leaders, your competitive advantage.

The competitive advantage of every organization comes down to a simple idea: the ability to grow and develop leaders faster than your competition.
A leadership culture is where everyone thinks like a manager, like a CEO and the owner of the company. This culture focuses on finding solutions rather than focusing on problems and is centered around leading by example. I have written before about leading wherever you are in an organization and this applies fully here. As I have previously blogged, the market has changed dramatically and people like Seth Godin talk about the connection economy. This, in short, means that achieving results that move business forward is one of the main ingredients of leadership rather than a title someone has within a business.

Showing leadership doesn't mean everyone has to run a company or be a CEO, the idea I'm sharing is that everyone needs to show up fully in a certain role. Know it, own it.
Good things will happen when you show up and with more people doing the same, the organization will soar to great levels.

Lessons of No

I believe in the value of saying NO. Every time we say yes to something not important we take time from something important by saying no to it.

You can’t be all things to all people. Know your priorities, everyone has them. Know your goals. Know what needs to get done for you to feel that you played your best game as a human being. And then say no to everything else. Sure, some people around you will not be happy. But leadership isn’t a popularity contest. It’s about doing what you know to be right for you.
Friend who wants to meet over coffee to gossip? Co-worker who wants to spread his negativity and cynicism? A relative who makes you doubt yourself? Social obligations that drain time from your life's passions? Just say no.

Avoiding the noise is essential, we all face the "urgent" during our days, but the best stay true to their vision and values, And they ensure that the things that truly count never get sacrificed for those unimportant ones.

Avoid the noise, just say no.