If you are a business owner and business success is feeling a little elusive right now you might want to take a closer look at how the ship is being led. If you are the leader of your business and you are not leading, you can rest assured that no one is following. And one thing is certain, if change needs to be effected in the business, ultimately it is you, the leader, who is responsible for creating that change.
A good leader must firstly have the discipline to remain 100% accountable for their circumstances, to develop a mindset that doesn’t sway from integrity and solid values, 100% passion for their vision and the drive to turn that vision into reality.
Sound like you? Or does the scoreboard show that a little lift in the leadership stakes is in order. While I always underscore that the top business leaders have a top business coach to help them in the leadership stakes, here are some business coaching tips I share with my clients that may give you some inspiration or at least a quick refresher in some of the areas to look at.
You don’t need to be the hardest worker in your business to lead by example… you just need to be the most strategic – having a clear vision of where you are headed, what success looks like and the roads you are creating to get there. Clarity = Power. As a leader, you must know What, Why, How, Who, Where…
You need to know what your building looks like when it’s completed… Yes a business can actually be finished and completed at some point, not dissimilar to a house that began as someone’s dream then gets built and eventually sold and renovated to accommodate a new dream or vision.
100% involvement and 100% inclusion is the key to change. How are you orchestrating your resources, do your people know where they are headed and what success is supposed to look like? What areas are underperforming, are you 100% committed and involved?
Communication is the best change agent of them all. As a leader your communication is crucial to influencing a new result or change. What story are you telling? Is it inspiring for others, does it motivate 100% team involvement? Is the story being retold? The best change agent is the one that inspires the total sum of resources particularly people – inspiration can move a world in any direction.
The development of strong leadership often requires external coaching to provide objectivity, extend the parameters, challenge the status quo and enforce accountability. The development of the leader can bring new thinking, fresh ideas and inspire innovation not just in yourself but also across the team. So if business success is lagging look to yourself first as a primary catalyst for change and remember that the greater your inspiration, through your own Business Coach or coaching, the greater the positive change you will ultimately be able to effect.
My name is Stefan Kazakis and I am based in Melbourne, Australia.
I earned a reputation by becoming one of the most highly regarded Action Coaches in the world. ActionCOACH is ranked by Entrepreneur Magazine as the 16th fastest growing franchise in the world, and in the Top 100 international franchises. This means my clients benefit from my experience and knowledge and I work hard to help each of them become a business success story in their own right.
I’m not interested in promises. I’m interested in guarantees. That’s why I guarantee you a minimum 61% increase in your profits after 12 months.
And this is why St George Bank invited me to be one of their mentors in their highly successful Business Mentor Program.