reinforce vision

Successful Leaders Reinforce the Vision

by Sonya Shelton

To keep your team moving in the right direction, you need to reinforce the vision. That doesn’t mean you have to recite it like a parrot; it means getting your team engaged and keeping them engaged. Talk about possibilities in the context of your vision. …

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Influence

How to Use the Power of Influence

by Sonya Shelton

Ultimately, leadership is influence. We all influence each other, every day, one way or another. Great leaders influence the behavior of others ethically and intentionally to create value and make a contribution. They understand influence is at the core of all the work they do. …

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Connect With Others

Executive Leaders Connect with Others

by Sonya Shelton

The Wall Street Journal reported that the executives identified as “high achievers” cared about both people and profits. Average achievers focused on production, and low achievers were most concerned about themselves. Building relationships with people can also build success. Plus, having real relationships makes going …

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Why Executive Leaders Set Clear Objectives

by Sonya Shelton

Clarity is an important factor to the success of a leader, a team and an organization. If people aren’t clear about their role and what they’re supposed to be doing every day, they will swirl and become less and less effective. To progress toward your …

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Priorities

Setting Priorities is Key to Leadership Success

by Sonya Shelton

Distractions can tempt us every day. Other people have their own agendas for our time and attention. We might have the best intentions of working on our priorities, but other things get in the way. We may even become so ambitious that we create a …

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Know Yourself

How Well Do You Know Yourself?

by Sonya Shelton

Great leaders understand who they are and where they stand. They also know that they don’t know everything. You may think you already know yourself. But real knowing is understanding that we don’t know everything. Think about the leaders you admire who have achieved great …

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Set Expectations

Set Clear Expectations for Best Results

by Sonya Shelton

While clear communication is important in everything you do as a leader, one aspect that deserves special attention is setting expectations. It’s an area many executives take for granted when they assume people understand what’s expected or when they think they don’t need to explicitly …

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How Executive Leaders Create a Clear Shared Vision

by Sonya Shelton

When an executive leader creates a shared vision, it allows the organization to see that their own interests and aspirations align with the vision, and they will wholeheartedly commit to making it happen.

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