When you think about leadership do you want to flop down on a therapist’s couch and begin rattling off a string of worries and woes? We’re not crying. You’re crying.
CEO and Little Bird Momma Priscilla McKinney and Ben Dueck, President/Founder of Cantera Leadership and a Gallup certified CliftonStrengths coach, join forces to talk about the principles of leadership, leadership qualities, and a laughably small step you can take in leadership.
No pressure on leaders but 70% of the success of your teams rests on leadership. A huge factor in— get ready for the buzzword!—employee engagement rests on leaders in the organization.
Employee engagement converts to:
- Client Retention
- Client Success
The principles of leadership transform and translate into the metrics we, as business leaders, love to see. That’s why empowering leaders to know and identify their employee’s skills, knowledge, experience, and natural talents are vital for success. If you haven’t heard of CliftonStrengths, give it a whirl. It’s an incredible tool for understanding, empowering, and leveraging every individual’s talents in an organization. Little Bird Marketing’s resources are powerful tools too, and definitely whirl-worthy.
We’re sure you’re wondering, so what’s this laughably small step in leadership?
Fill out this short statement for yourself:
When ___________ happens, instead of ___________ I will ___________.
Building habits and changing habits don’t have to happen with big flourishes and grand gestures. How about if your goal is to work out in the mornings, your statement looked like this: When waking up happens, instead of showering I will put on my running shoes. That’s it. That’s the whole commitment you’re making. A commitment to shoes. As Dueck attests, “When that third blank is a laughably small step, our brains don't get in our way.”
This is applicable professionally and can be a game-changer for you and your team. When you’re building habits and we go too big— our brain will all too happily get in the way and then our habit will go out the window. And then we’ll be back on the therapy couch.
As Ben Dueck proclaims, “I'm not the savior. I'm not the only solution. But I want to help you succeed.” Here at Little Bird Marketing, we couldn’t agree more. We’re here to help you meet your goals, find clarity, spread your wings and… fly. We couldn’t resist!
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