Chances are that you are a mover and shaker. That is, you want to do big things and move forward in your organization. You want to make waves and get people to notice you, but it is rather difficult as you aren’t in a leadership role.
There are actually many things you can do, even if you aren’t in a leadership role, that can bring energy to your company and influence others. After all, that is what leadership is really all about.
There are ways in which you can demonstrate your leadership capabilities and set yourself up for future growth.
You’re not the only one in the company with visions to share. Others have them as well. Good leaders listen to what others have to say because we all have valuable perspectives and original ideas to offer.
Listening is a challenging skill to master. There are three levels of listening. The first level in internal listening, this is where the listener is focused on their own opinions, thoughts and stories. The second level of listening is where the listener is able to concentrate on the person who is speaking. The third level of listening is where the listener is fully aware of the energy and environment between people.
As you can guess, the most effective listening happens at levels two and three.
Offer Your Vision
Leaders have a vision and unify those around them in order to make it a reality. You probably have a few ideas about how things can improve at the company where you work. These ideas may be small or they might be big, but none of them will go anywhere unless they are shared with others.
There are several ways in which you can convey your thoughts. You can submit a written proposal, create a shared Google Doc, a Powerpoint presentation or a sketch on a whiteboard at a meeting.
Never take n more than you can handle. You wind up looking weak when you can’t complete the tasks. You look stronger and wiser when you devote all of your time and energy into one task at a time until it is complete.
What Do You Stand For?
As a leader, you can’t just profess your values, you must abide by them. It’s no good that you believe in a value that you don’t follow. For example, you might stress the importance of finishing up tasks before their deadline but are always late completing your tasks.
Ask For Help
Any good leader knows that they don’t have all of the answers. Good leaders aren’t afraid to ask for help or advice. When you ask for help. You get the support you need to reach goals. Be brave, get help and the projects you work on will be done on time.
You don’t have to have the title of supervisor or boss to be a leader. Start incorporating these actions we discussed above in your everyday work and you will go places.