5 Power Keys For Leadership Success!
By: Bill Thomas
Did you know that you can successfully handle most
leadership challenges with just 5 simple strategies? By
focusing your attention on these critical areas you can
empower your the opportunities hiding within your vision,
new venture or project plans.
The biggest problem facing people like you is knowing when,
what and how to operate your leadership power keys.
You have no problem turning on your computer, using it to
find answers and producing your letters or reports with it.
Why not make your leadership power keys help you influence
others, guide them towards rewarding outcomes and nurture
their growth into success-driven leaders?
POWER KEY-1: "Simplify The Complex!"
The reason why leaders are important is because of the
situation, circumstance or condition facing the group. You
can look at these things as being a need, a problem or an
People will look to you to lead them as you explore,
discover and plan the best course of action for dealing with
this complex state of affairs.
Therefore your leadership power key relies on your ability
to systematically investigate, evaluate, map, organize and
POWER KEY-2: "Envision New Vistas!"
This is the time for boldness! Your group begs to do
something inspiring, engaging, worthwhile and special. Give
them a vibrant, vivid and vital vision - excite their
hearts, minds, souls and spirits.
Regardless of your task, function, project or business, you
must lead others using your mind's eye [imagined view] of a
Your leadership power key involves creating, shaping,
sharpening and publicizing the vision as you also encourage
people to embrace it, own its outcomes and feed its
POWER KEY-3: "Go For The Gusto!"
Your team will wonder about their priorities every moment of
every day. How will you inform, reassure and coach them?
There are just a few items you should concentrate your
efforts, attention and assessments on - they are your
1) Security - health, wellness, safety
2) Wisdom - knowledge, relevance, applicability
3) Power - personal, team, shared, how much
4) Guidance - where, what, when, who, why, what & how
5) Syntropy - importation & focusing of power sources
6) Conceptuality - analyzing patterns, artifacts, concepts
7) [Universe] Frontiering - ask & find what's out there?
POWER KEY-4: "Be Disciplined and Willful!"
You must deal effectively with reality to hold onto your
leadership power keys. If there is no disciplined approach,
direction or intent, you will not lead for very long.
Many leaders fail to rigorously design, supervise or execute
their strategies. Yet, strategic planning can be one of your
strongest power keys.
Your strategy should empower others to -
- trust your motives
- maintain their will-power
- develop a positive self-regard
- define their responsibilities
- exercise control
- judge their performance or progress
- usher them through the process of change
POWER KEY-5: "Behave Yourself!"
You don't have to change your spots! You do however have to
serve the needs of different circumstances, constituents and
There are certain ethical matters that you must apply - you
will need to be fair, honest, and consistent when dealing
with people. Your behavior reflects your concerns,
concentrations and character.
Your leadership power key demands that you adopt the proper
mental attitudes, behaviors based upon rock-solid personal
values and motives driven by your most positive eccentric
Can you adapt? Will you behave? Do you really care? These
questions reveal the power behind this key.
You can spend thousands and invest weeks of precious time in
formal classroom instruction. Eventually you would begin to
acquire these power keys of successful leaders.
These simple principles are so easy to remember - in fact, I
use them myself. They're the power keys to all of my
personal, business and community leadership activities -
and they always deliver great results.
Gurus like Peter Drucker, Tom Peters, Warren Bennis, Jack
Welch discuss these five principles at length in their work.
Great historical figures including Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson
Mandela, John F. Kennedy and Marie Curie have demonstrated
these skills in their leadership roles.
Your leadership success depends on your agreement with
Churchill's observation: "A pessimist sees the difficulty in
every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every
These 5 power keys are the keys to success for all of your
life adventures - will you walk with expectations for
positive outcomes, will you commit yourself to growing
stronger and use your own leadership power keys to
energize your performances?
Copyright © 2004, Mustard Seed Investments, Inc.,
All rights reserved.
About the Author:
Bill Thomas is Author of "The Leadership Toolkit"
- a web based training program that improves your
leadership skills, energizes creativity and transforms you into
a persuasive, empowering leader.
Inspire Confidence, Be Creative, Enhance Your Leadership Skills
Get All the Tools You Need To Lead!
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