Learn about the difference between authority and leadership, and how to create supporters instead of detractors—when you dig your stiletto into their backs on your way up, they won't forget.
- To be promotable,…you want to create a tribe of supporters.…You don't want people to fear you or ignore you.…When you're communicating with your subordinates,…you want to focus on two main themes.…First, connect the dots to a bigger purpose.…The more an individual can connect their tasks…to positively impacting the lives of your customers…or making a difference to someone,…the more engaged they will be.…You see, purpose is the lynchpin of emotional engagement.…
Because as much as you may want a promotion,…you can't expect your team to work their hearts out…just to benefit you.…So you want to connect the dots to the impact…that they're having on customers…or your industry or the world.…You want to give people a cause bigger than themselves,…because that sense of purpose,…that's what drives long term results.…So as a leader, you always…want to be framing tasks towards that larger purpose.…Now the second thing you want to do is you want to be…crystal clear about the desired results.…
So before you say something, think.…
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- List three good reasons to step down from a position.
- Name three behaviors that will help you get promoted.
- Explain how to demonstrate active listening.
- Recall an effective way to demonstrate leadership and promotability when speaking with subordinates.
- Identify a common mistake many people make when communicating with their boss.
- Determine the best way to formally ask for a promotion.