Join Lisa Earle McLeod for an in-depth discussion in this video Next steps, part of Leading without Formal Authority.
- As you've seen in this course, there are a myriad of ways to develop informal leadership. - [Second Instructor] And by now you've recognized leadership is not about barking orders at people. Leading without authority is more subtle when you're not officially in charge. - But it can also be more powerful, because your informal leadership isn't title dependent. When you use the techniques in this course, you become recognized as a leader because of who you are and the way you behave, not just your place on the org chart.
- [Second Instructor] And you've seen how these small tweaks in language, behavior and presence can make a big difference, and they can take you from a teammate to becoming a well respected informal leader. - Being mindful about your habits and your goals can make your own work more rewarding. True leadership is often found in the nuance. - [Second Instructor] And as your leadership grows, your relationships grow, and informal leadership helps you get more cooperation from others and an even better reputation for yourself.
- So we've outlined the mindsets, the behaviors and the skills, now the rest is up to you. - And cultivating informal leadership doesn't happen over night, but if we can tell you one thing it's this, don't wait. - [First Instructor] Organizations and quite frankly the world needs good leaders right now. - So don't wait until you have the title or the salary or the courage, and don't wait until you feel 100% confident you can do it perfectly.
- Just start! Someone who's actively trying to be a good leader is better than someone who isn't trying. - And we want you to be the person who is trying. - And who is succeeding.
- Listening mindfully
- Being a mentor
- Inspiring others
- Asking for and giving feedback
- Leading in high-stakes situations
- Learning continuously
- Building trust