The Process Of Becoming An Effective Leader – Episode 1 – Part 1
What are the core principles of effective leaders? What exactly does being an effective leader look like? If these are questions that you have been asking, then you’ve come to the right place. In this series, business coach, Thrive15 mentor, and SBA entrepreneur of the year, Clay Clark, has a conversation with David Robinson about what it means to become the leader that you’ve always wanted to be. They’ll discuss the step by step process of becoming an effective leader. Knowledge without application is useless, so while you take in this valuable information, be sure to ask yourself, “What can I do to uniquely apply these principles to my own life and business?”. First of all, there’s a difference between a leader and an effective leader. Just because you’re in a position where you’re ‘leading’ people does not necessarily mean that you’re doing it effectively. If you may be saying to yourself, “well, that’s just not me, I’m not the leader type”, be ready to have your mentality changed because guess what, effective leadership can be learned. You read that right, it’s not something that you have to be born with, all you have to do is learn the techniques that can turn you into someone who’s managing into someone who’s leading. One of the first things that you’ll need to learn how to do is to balance your strengths and weaknesses. In the instance that you’re thrusted into a leadership position, like David Robinson was, how can you learn to adapt and thrive in that environment? Although it can be a very challenging, the key to overcoming this objection is to know your own limitations and strengths and how they pertain to accomplishing your goals as a leader. Learn how you can use the strengths that you currently possess to your advantage. Tune in to the rest of the series for even more information on effective leadership.