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You’re In Charge. Now What?
Being really good at your job can make you a leader by example. Holding an official title puts you on paper as a leader by position. Owning a business makes you the brand leader by default. If you are in these positions, you have influence as a leader.
I’ve been on the challenging ends of being thrown into the wolves or choosing leadership positions I wasn’t ready for, where I didn’t know what I was doing but put in charge anyway. It’s not the easiest. A fear if failure can hover over your head like a big black cloud! Mistakes were made by the dozens. And I found out halfway through I was almost fired!
I didn’t want to be just a leader. I wanted to be a GOOD leader.
But what makes you a GOOD leader?
You become a good leader when your subordinates happily go in the direction you want them to.
You’re a good leader when your subordinates trust you, even when they don’t agree with you.
You’re a good leader when those who follow you do the right thing when you aren’t around, not just because of you,
but because they want to.
So how do you become a good leader if you have no leadership experience?
No one can just manufacture past experience and put it in your head.
You can learn from other people’s experiences, like other leaders in your industry that seem to have a measure of success. Hopefully they are people who have birthed other good leaders.
You could take college courses on leadership. That’s a good way to learn if you’re studious and have a lot of time on your hands to do so.
I’m betting that if you are new to leadership roles, you’re already been thrown into the wolves and are learning on the go.
I have another option that can help you right now: Learning what you already have inside to make you a better leader.
The Guide To Less Stress and More Success
At Bright Insights, we will take new leaders to less stress and more success by showing you the strengths you already have and providing tools to enhance them.
Over my years of leadership AND follower-ship experience, I’ve learned that the best way to begin leading is to discover your own set of leadership skills, become empowered to confidently use them, and take those experiences to go from “what am I doing?” to “I know what I’m doing and where we’re going!”
While there are probably dozens upon dozens of leadership principles and tips out there, that amount of information can lead to paralysis by analysis.
In other words, there’s so much to learn that you don’t know where to start, and just don’t start!
This is where Bright Insights can help.
Learn To Lead The Pack
I’ve been leading since my early days as a camp cabin counselor that worked his way up to program director before age 21, through 10 years of military experience with two years as a military leadership instructor, to creating and developing training systems, short term project teams, and outreach events to this day. As both an inexperienced leader and an expert follower, I learned how to empower others to be greater than they ever envisioned.
Each principle corresponds with a letter in the alphabet, which makes it easy to follow and reference as you grow in your leadership skills!
- I cover topics like Anxiety Management, where you’ll learn what leadership anxiety looks like and how to properly address it before it invades your work center. Getting over this problem was what saved me from not getting fired as a leader!
- What’s the right way to address diversity in your organization when you’ve taken over a slow-moving organization that’s full of clones? I interview an expert who has implemented diversity measures at a top university in California.
- Need to figure out a way to keep your health in check while leading on an unpredictable schedule? I’ve got an expert that covers that, too!
- How do you practice self-care when you don’t know what’s coming next? I’ll teach you how to sleeping more, resting more, and playing more leads you to increased productivity.
Getting these answers and direction well put YOU on a roadmap to success without being overwhelmed. You will learn which principles speak to the strengths you already have, and which ones point to challenge areas you can start working on ASAP.
Don’t wait to get started on learning about yourself as you learn to lead.
I promise you this:
You likely are already have the skills it takes to develop them and become the leader that creates less stress and more success! I will show you how to discover them and cut the learning curve in half.
A FREE Head Start
Here are three ways you can get started.
- Subscribe to the Bright Insights podcast. Every principle will be explored and you can learn from the comfort of your car or headset.
- Read my FREE tip sheet where I invoke my military and federal government experiences to help you get started right now.
- Give yourself a break. One thing new leaders are terrible at are learning how to take self-care breaks. This guide I created helps you reclaim your personal bubble space and recharge.
- Sign up here for both the Tip sheet AND the Guided meditation.
Less stress and more success!
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