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3 Simple Tips to Help You Stand Out Among the Rest

December 15, 2011 12:31 PM
It is harder and harder these days for people to stand out among the crowds.  So many personalities.  So many opinions.  So many conflicting interests.
 

Here are 3 simple tips for standing out among the rest.

  • Empower Others. Many leaders come from the Type A personalities of controlling everything, which often means planning and doing everything.  This can cause resentment from others in a group and it does nothing for team building and team member involvement.  Empower others in the group to come up with ideas toward the common goal.  Once others feel that their opinions and ideas are being considered and implemented, the more they will be excited about the task at hand and the more effective they will be as a team member.
  • Ownership. One of the biggest things that leaders can do is to take ownership—in all areas.  This could be taking ownership of the results (good or bad).  Taking ownership in mistakes you may make, poor communication you may have had of goals and directions and ownership in knowing your strengths and your weaknesses.  Nobody expects a leader to be perfect and not make mistakes or know everything there is to know about everything.  The leader that can take ownership of the things he or she is capable of and has done is going to be miles ahead of the leader that thinks he or she knows everything, never makes a mistake or has been a great leader at all times.
  • Confidence. Confidence is not always the easiest thing to develop for everyone, but it is a very important component to being a great leader.  Confidence demonstrates competency, which will then allow others to trust you enough to follow you and desire to be led by your direction.  Posture, body language, and fluid communication are key aspects of exuding confidence.  So, take a deep breath, sit or stand up tall and remember speak confidently!
 

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