What you need to become a strong business leader

We’ve all watched videos and listened to podcasts delivered by motivational speakers.

The first motivational speaker I followed was Earl Nightingale. Most of what Earl professed has been professed by many others since. Earl knew a thing or two. One of Earl’s points was that the higher you go up in any organization the nicer the people are. I reflected and could see his point at the time. Upon further reflection, I changed my perspective. I came to realize that those in the upper echelons of organizations had developed the ability to connect with people, and often, it was at a personal level, not at a group or company level. Our political leaders demonstrate this as well. They bad mouth each other publicly, but when they are one-on-one, they behave differently. Business leaders that I have worked with are similar; tougher in groups, and more personable in one-on-ones.

We don’t want to be manipulative, but this approach does have merit to those whose goal it is to be an effective leader. A strong leader is one who is approachable, and adroit at making personal connections. S/he is also not soft in groups. In groups s/he is decisive and confident, both distinctive qualities of a leader and critical to pushing initiatives forward. Her/his personal brand needs to reflect that.

Do you want to become an effective business leader? If so, you will need to look carefully at your personal brand and adjust; determining where to be hard and where to lighten up.

At NK&A we help businesses grow. We know that helping you develop into an effective business leader is critical to that growth.

So, why not give us a call? We can get together and work on one-on-ones relationship building skills…no political aspirations required :).