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Managing and leading oneself is a challenge for most and so is managing and leading others. In this day and age where people want to have instant results, managing and leading has become something that is difficult and a task usually design for top level CEO’s.
However, managing and leading yourself and others is actually for everyone. You can manage and lead yourself and achieve the specific results you need and want for yourself and your organization. It doesn’t matter if you are on the top or if you just joined a team, effective management is a concept that can create a difference in the way you do things and how you handle yourself and the people around you.
Step 1. Visualize and Set Your Ideal Week Have you ever realized that the week just passed without achieving anything for yourself or your organization? That’s how most people lead their lives – just hoping for the best without taking control! It’s the same in leading yourself and your organization, you need to set what you want to happened that will help you control not only your time, but it can also manage yourself and your organization’s goals for the week. Sit down and think, whatd o I want to achieve this week? Write it down and set your weekly goals. You’ll be amazed at how it’s easier to managing lead yourself and your team. Remember that your time is valuable, and you can do more when you know what you need todo!
Step 2. Set a Metrics and Benchmark for Your Goals So you’ve just written down what you need to achieve for the week,but how do you know you’ve done it right? Set a metrics to see if you are doing it right and create a benchmark to set your standards. Yes, you’d like to increase your sales for the week, but how much and how will you do it? Where would you like to be at the end of the week? Achieving a goal is easier said than done, but what is the quality of your goal? Think of what you want to achieve and how you are going to achieve it. Do it well and do it right!
Step 3. Action Planning! So you have created an ideal week and have set a metrics and benchmark for your goals, right? But how do you know if it works or not? Well,set an action planning meeting. It doesn’t matter if you are a sole entrepreneur or you a leading a company of 100, you need to know if you were able to reach your benchmark or what you need to do next to achieve your goals.It is always essential to evaluate what was in order to achieve the “what could be”.
Step 4. Take accountability. Accountability is more than just taking responsibility for your actions and its consequences. Being accountable means taking ownership, and knowing your actions and how this lead to achieve the results you now have.When you take accountability, you take ownership of what has transpired and you will be able to know what your standards and expectations really are.
Step 5. Be Inspired and Inspire Others. It’s the moments of magic that brings life into your life and your business. Unless you are inspired, it would be challenging to continue on with your goals. What inspires you? Spend quality time for that. Remember also to inspire others: be one of the reasons why they look forward to coming to work,be one of the reasons why they love what they do.
Step 6. Celebrate wins and losses. It is easy to celebrate wins, but we will never move on from our losses unless we know how it really feels when we lose over something. Create big consequences for your wins and bigger consequences for your losses.
This 6 step system is a foolproof way of leading yourself and your team to excellence.We don’t need to complicate our lives to achieve what we want. We just need to know what we want and do what we need to achieve them. Watch this space for more!