The starting point for all leadership is
learning how to lead yourself. Self-Leadership is about leading yourself to
personal excellence. It is about influencing and
coaching yourself to establish the self-direction and
self-motivation needed to perform and adopting a
The Wheel of Personal Success
How to get things done when you are not the
boss and telling others what to do is ineffective? Lead laterally, invite colleagues to work with
solve problems and achieve a common goal.
"Don't try to provide a
solution to every problem. They key is to improve the process of working
together. Start the habit of everyone working to improve collaborative
methods. Solutions are not the answer. The answer is a better process for
finding solutions," advises Roger Fisher, the author of
If you would win a man to
first convince him that
you are his sincere friend.
Any person and any organization can benefit
from upward leadership. Leading up is not the same as
managing up, just as managing down differs from leading down.
"Leading up is the act of working with people
above you – whether one boss, several bosses, a chief executive, a board of
directors or even stockholders – to help them and you get a better job
done," says Useem, the author of the book
Leading Up: How To Lead Your Boss So You Both Win.
Leading up may
involve offering your superior a strategic insight or plan that could open
up a new market for the company. Leading up may also require that you
coach your boss to help him or her find more effective ways for
A leader is best
when people barely know he exists.
When his work is done,
they will say: we did it ourselves.
If you want your people to do great things, you must
You must create an inspiring
build a winning team and lead
You have to excite your team members and set
People do what they have to do for a
manager, they do their best for an