Daniel Goleman, author of Leadership that Gets Results, developed research that suggests the most effective executives use a collection of distinct leadership styles, each in the right measure, at just the right time. This adaptability is tough to put into practice, but pays off when executed. Best part, it can be learned.
I recently had the honor of learning about the top leadership KPIs from a session by Verne Harnish, Gazelles. Over the last four years I've also seen the impact of his principles here at The Center for Leadership and Development. and in surrounding businesses, through both personal and professional relationships. Recently, I heard Verne deliver a Leadership keynote at Microsoft Inspire, a worldwide celebration of new technology, ideas and leadership.
Extending your sphere of influence is the ability to affect the character, development, or behavior of someone or something. At the core of every individual is the ability to lead and influence others. Knowing how to utilize influence in everyday situations is crucial to gaining an understanding of others - it encourages openness and communication, builds goodwill, and is a key element to being a successful leader.
Your leadership voice is a powerful tool that influences people’s perception, drives communication and helps you articulate your vision. Your voice punctuates your leadership style and directly affects your team’s faith in you. But what does possessing a strong leadership voice mean? And how can you cultivate yours?