Join Mike Figliuolo for an in-depth discussion in this video Defining your professional goals, part of Developing Your Leadership Philosophy.
As far as leading yourself,…you need to know where you're headed.…What is your ultimate destination?…What's your professional goal?…This isn't about saying, "I want to get that promotion,"…or, "I want to have this particular job."…It's really about, at the end of your career,…what are they going to say about you?…What do you want to stand for as a leader?…By articulating that, you are setting an end-point…that you can then make deliberate decisions…along the way, to get there.…
I like to ask people, "What will your epitaph say?"…That's a little bit grim,…but it's a very clarifying question.…For me, I would like mine to say,…"He was always learning, teaching and coaching."…That's what I would like to stand for,…and I look for situations where I can live that maxim out.…In terms of learning, it's a reminder.…That maxim reminds me that I enjoy leaning new things.…I'm the kind of guy, that when I hear…a word I don't know, I go look it up.…
When there's a new concept and I'm working with new people,…and maybe a new client, I try to understand their business,…
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- Developing authenticity
- Discovering your personal inspiration
- Defining your goals
- Holding yourself accountable
- Setting team standards
- Making decisions
- Motivating, inspiring, and developing people
- Achieving a work-life balance
- Sharing your leadership philosophy