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April 19, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 151

Characteristics Of A Striking Leadership

There are people and there are people, but there are some that make an impression. You've probably seen someone, a man or a woman who walks down the street, or in the mall or at a restaurant and they catch your attention. It could be because he or she is attractive, or because of their distinctive demeanor or how they smile. They exude confidence or charisma. A certain charm. They have "something" that makes them striking and memorable.

As a leader, how do you fare? Are you among those that are so- so or the mediocre ones? You're doing OK, but are you creating a lasting impression? Or are you one of those striking leaders whose personality and influence linger in people's minds? What makes a striking leadership?

  • Positive attitude
  • Consistency
  • Humility
  • Clarity of vision
  • Calmness and composure even in times of crisis
  • Engagement and effective people skills
  • Integrity

Own Your Leadership Style

Assess yourself and your leadership. Reflect on what your strong points are and in which areas you need to adjust and dial up. The secret to a striking leadership is being comfortable in your own skin. Know leadership comfort. Own your leadership style. Embrace and celebrate the kind of leader that you are and be consistent.

As a leader, you make the choice to stand apart and lead. You know you're going to be different and do something different. You won't just fit or blend in. You want to do something and make a difference. Leadership needs you to hold fast to your core values. You need the right amount of honesty, clarity and grit to do so. You're going to face up to hard issues and these are going to test your tenacity. Are you willing to be bold and stand strong when it is easier to blend in?

Live Your Values As A Leader

Living your values as a leader takes honesty and courage. As a leader, you are guided and motivated by your goals and vision. Are you determined to strive for your dreams? Involve your people and share your desired results. Ensure your clarity of knowledge and awareness.

Are you clear of where you are going? You have to be, otherwise people will not believe in you and follow you.

Take stock of what you stand for and what your values are. Clarify your core values and resolve to adhere to them in the moment and in any circumstance. Visualize the end result and make it your beacon in your leadership journey.

By the way, do you want to learn more about leadership in your company? If so, download your FREE eBook here: Guide to Elegant Courage Leadership

Jodi and Mike specialize in executive coaching with individuals and teams. http://lighthouse-leadership.com

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