By Blessing Indeed
Often a time when you don’t understand success, you may likely think that becoming successful is much harder than being a failure, but as time progresses
You begin to have a better understanding that success is indeed easier to attain in business when compared to any other thing like a failure in business
Yet in reality majority of our leaders, entrepreneurs, business owners, marketers, including self-employed work from home personals are big-time failures in their respective rules
So now the question remains ”how can one attend success”, be successful as a leader, be successful in business, or any given rule?
In this article 10 successful habits of leadership in business, I too take my time to discuss the ten factors that influence success, most importantly in business and life
Hey friends, is me Blessing Indeed, and this is AfriNOTE Africa multipurpose portal for Africa global tier, in today article I just want to share with you the 10 successful habits of leadership in business and I will love you to pay attention to me
First, let’s take a deep down to understanding what we mean by the word ”Leadership” as defined by
Oxford dictionary: Leadership is the action of leading a group of people or an organization
Haven said that, let also take a fast look at understanding the world ”success” as defined by
Oxford dictionary: Which is simply refers to the accomplishment of an aim or purpose
And next is having the understanding of the word ‘Business’ which simple means ”A person’s regular occupation, profession, or trade”
Hope you got the understanding of the words, success, leadership, and business. I can hear you say, yes you do.
Now let take a look at any CEO doing well in business and you’ll find someone who has figured a few things out. One thing many of them have in common is the ability to flow with time, being revolving when is necessary
So our number tips for 10 successful habits of leadership IN BUSINESS is simple being revolving
1. Being Revolving: TRY ONE NEW THING EACH DAY
On a daily basis, it’s key to allow your productive juice to flow and birth new things. It is often said that- it only takes a fool to keep doing something the same way and expect a different result.
So is too important that you always revolve, it’s very important to wake up each day looking for a new way to do things, a smart way of getting things done
This is the reason why ‘Raaja Nemani’, co-founder, and CEO of BucketFeet once said- in quotes
“Every day, I force myself to do something that is out of my comfort zone. not just do things but do them in different ways”
If I hadn’t left my comfort zone back in 2008 to buy that one-way ticket to Buenos Aires, I do never would have met my business partner, Aaron Firestein, and BucketFeet would never exist.”
So revolving, trying out new things is also part of success, come to talk of it, even the world in itself is always revolving
2. STAY INFORMED ABOUT WHAT’S TRENDING
Being informed can keep us out of deformity. There’s a saying that- “when you’re not informed; you will be deformed”.
You see information is key and information is power. Many times, the amount of information at your disposal is the amount of earning power you have.
In this age and time; it’s of utmost importance to beware of “information overload” but at the same time; staying abreast of happenings in one’s industry is very consequential.
“I spend an hour or two every day keeping up with tech news across the internet. It’s not good to obsess over what other people are doing or be carried away with the negative things happening around the social media
Much better is keeping the focus on the positive, the good things the internet, the social media is offering us today, staying informed is an important virtue of a successful business
3. FIGHT BRAIN BLOCKS WITH BUILDING BLOCKS
Ever heard of the saying- “all works and no play makes Jack a dull boy”? In as much as it’s important to put the brain to work
It is also very important to give the brain time to breathe and rest. Overworking the body or the brain will just create fatigue which is not needed. Balancing work with rest creates room for more productivity.
The same way nature gives us daylight during the day and rests at night, the same way it’s expected that you should find time and rest your mind, body, soul, and brain often
“There are footballs, golf balls, softballs, chessboards, Legos—everything a curious kid could dream of—covering our office space.
Whenever I’m stuck on an idea, I play a quick game of catch or build a Lego house to give my brain a breather. Then it’s back to the drawing board.
I encourage my team to do the same thing, too. Just like any muscle, your brain needs a recovery session after a tough workout. That was how ”Dan Hogan founder and CEO of Medalogix, put it
A health care technology company that provides analytics, workflows, and business intelligence solutions to home health and hospice providers.
4. NEVER BE AFRAID TO EMAIL SOMEONE WHO IS “TOO BIG”
Most times what keeps us off from being successful is fear until we learn how to crush that fear!
Yes, that particular one; crush it! Put that call across. Most times, the things we fear actually fear us more. The starting point is to be exquisitely clear about what you want and what you want to say.
So when you crush your fear you stand a better chance of getting a positive result or sometimes a negative result, in case of a negative result, you just have to let go and move on to the next option. Is better this way than keep on holding fear for prolonged unknown results
Kill the things that hold your bond, the fear that keeps you off from success. As long as this is sorted: you’re good to go. That person you’re afraid of actually wants to hear your big idea.
So, put that call across or send that email now!
“Most people are accommodating and open, as long as you are clear about your needs and what you have to offer.”
5. MAKE PUNCTUALITY A PRIORITY
“Punctuality,” they say is the soul of business. Arrive early for every appointment, every time, without exception. Every client is important, for without customers you are running out of business
So no matter the amount of profit they generate. Make it a habit to always arrive on time. It promotes you in a good light before your team and every other stakeholder.
“I strive to be on time for every appointment, every day, without exception. This may seem like a no-brainer in the business world, but you would be surprised how many people still don’t make this a priority.
It’s mind-boggling. If a leader is consistently late, it tells others that he or she is unreliable or has no respect for the time of the individuals he or she works with. If he or she is on time, the opposite is true.”
What I’m trying to say here is simple, keep to your work, arrive on time to work, be on time while responding to your business customers, be on a budget, and on delivery, when you give your customers your words, make sure you keep it.
6. WATCH YOUTUBE TO LEARN FROM OTHER GREAT LEADERS
“I spend time at the end of every night watching interviews, speeches, and panels of other leaders I admire.
Try to find your business competitors, most importantly those doing a bit better than you, find their channels on youtube and follow them try to learn from them, and model some of the things there are doing that has brought them success so far
Through a bit of YouTube stalking, I’ve gotten great lessons on culture from Brian Chesky, brand building from Neil Blumenthal, and leadership from Esther Dyson.” name but a few, I have learned a lot from Youtube as well as the eLearning platform, I buy premium courses, attend events, training, etc
The point here is to keep learning. “Learning” is a continuous process till death. Keep an open mind to learn from those who are doing better than you.
It is often said that leaders are learners and learners are leaders. How well you open your mind to learning determines how far you want to go in life.
Be open to learning, that is all that this chapter is all about, be an astute learner. Invest in books, videos, and other materials that can enable you to learn from people who are above you in your field.
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7. START EACH DAY WITH AN INFECTIOUS POSITIVE ATTITUDE.
Life is for the living so is important you learn how to be positive, start each day with a healthy mindset by having a positive attitude
Life will always come with its challenges, so no matter what life threw at you, you must remain positive each day in overcoming life challenges. That you may also like to read ‘How to be positive to life events
For overcoming life events what matters most is not the difficulty of the challenges you may be facing, but your attitude to them.
So, wake up each day with a burning desire to go! go!! go!!! Let the drive to succeed be more than the drive to fail.
“I wake up and start every day with one initial thought: being thankful for the abundance in my life—family, friends, company, and more important to God as a Christain I’m.
Nothing good ever comes easy. Hard work and dedication always pay off. I don’t know if you have come across this phrase ‘Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.
Starting every day with a strong, positive thought is the best way to kick off each day. I believe that a positive mindset is a key to overcoming all obstacles, and I radiate this to my team.
Just as negativity is infectious—think: One rotten apple at the bottom of a barrel ultimately will ruin them all—so is positivity. Choose to be positive. Be mindful of your attitude and how it affects others around you and the world at a larger
8. MAKE THE MOST OF DRIVE TIME
In life, what’s most important is not the amount of time we have but what we do with the time we have.
No time should be wasted; not even a second. Schedule important calls, listening to audiobooks, etc. for drive time. At the end of the day, you will have more to be thankful for when you have consciously maximized each second of the day.
“I like to schedule some of my most important calls during my morning drive to the office. While it can be frustrating at times to have a long commute, not to mention often getting stuck in traffic
I find this time very useful for uninterrupted scheduling calls. It also allows me to accomplish a lot more for the day when I get into the office, knowing these important conversations have already taken place and I can focus on other matters.”
9. SURROUND YOURSELF WITH PEOPLE WHOSE SKILLS COMPLEMENT YOUR OWN
Nobody knows it all. So, knowing how to collaborate with others with complementary skills saves a lot of headaches. Focus on your strength- your area of expertise.
Concentrate on giving your 100% from where you’re best at, and leave others to fill up where necessary. Always have it at the back of your mind that – a tree doesn’t make a forest.
So, instead of trying to do everything; do that which you’re best at and let others handle the rest
“As a leader, it’s easy to feel like you need to know or do it all, but you will never be the best at everything.
A mentor of mine once told me to focus on my strengths and team up with talented people for the rest. The old saying of ‘it takes a village’ is true in so many parts of life, and embracing it makes you a stronger, healthier person.” hope you go the point?
We are not at the number ten of the 10 successful habits of leadership in business, hope you are enjoying it. so the last for now is
10. EXERCISE EVERY DAY
Take a walk, exercise every day, have an exercise home kit, even if is as simple as you have a skipping rope, and making sure you are skipping daily
The benefits of physical exercise cannot be over-emphasized. What better way to appreciate the human body! Physical exercise allows the body to stretch, breathe and reinvigorate.
It’s like servicing a car. Physical exercise also enables “mental alertness”
“I’ve exercised—whether it be lifting or running—religiously for the past 12 years of my life, and it has played a critical role in my daily attitude, work potential, and outlook on life.”
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