makes leadership easy?
leading and managing people can seem quite overwhelming because
of all the different things you need to do and problems you
need to solve. At times even experienced leaders and manager
can feel driven to distraction by all the details, decisions
and dilemmas. Yet this needn’t be the case for you.
are proven ways to rise above the confusion
and complexity. Some leaders even succeed at making it all
my many years of coaching, mentoring and working with some
of the best and most dynamic leaders and managers - plus some
who struggled daily - I have made a deliberate and detailed
study of what works in leadership and why.
was curious about what it was that made leadership easy
and effortless for some, while others - frequently
even with similar qualifications or experience - struggled
constantly to overcome all the challenges.
distilled all my research and survey results, all the observations
I’ve made of the many leaders I’ve worked with
over the years and all the feedback from participants in the
seminars and programs I’ve been running across the country
and around the world since 1993, and found there are five
key areas that all the best leaders constantly focus on.
right - just five! With some of the most outstanding leaders
managing thousands of people, hundreds of projects and a myriad
of details, there are still just five key areas they focus
their attention on to achieve exceptional results.
These five key areas of leadership focus
offer you the power to simplify and prioritize
your efforts as a leader. When you focus your actions
and attention on just these five key areas you will discover
how easy, effective and effortless leadership can be.
five key areas of leadership focus are the foundation on which
I have built our exciting new Leadership Coaching Club 10
Week Intensive. This is because, when you focus on them, they
really do become your fast-track to easy, effective and effortless
leadership success. You can begin to focus on these areas
today. So what are they?
Five Key Areas of Leadership Focus™ are:
2. Setting direction
3. Getting your message across
4. Getting things done, and
5. Getting results.
you focus your actions and attention on just
these five areas, I know you will be amazed at how much easier
and more effective leading and managing people can be. In
fact you probably already devote some time to each of these
the key to their power lies in exactly HOW
you focus on them and exactly what actions you take step by
step as you lead and manage your people. That’s what
we concentrate on in the Leadership
Coaching Club 10 Week Intensive.
really do hope you will join us in September to discover how
easy, effective and effortless leadership can be. But whether
or not you join us for the Leadership Coaching Club 10 Week
Intensive, please focus your actions and attention on these
five key areas and I know you will reap the rewards.
If you would like to print out a small poster
to remind you of what your Five Key Areas of Leadership Focus
should be, I have left one for you to download
feel free to pass on a copy to everyone you
know who would benefit.
on your Five Key Areas of Leadership Focus in the Quick Tips
am not interested in the past. I am interested in the future,
for that is where I expect to spend the rest of my life”
Franklin Kettering (1876-1958)
When you invest in your own future you can avoid the failures
and disappointments of the past. As a leader or manager the
best investment you can make will be to join us in September
for the Leadership Coaching Club 10 Week Intensive.
results can you expect to see if you do join
us in September?
When you work with us you can expect to see rapid, positive
and sustainable changes in your capacity to mentor, manage
and lead, even difficult team members.
will quickly become aware of just how powerful
the tools we teach you are. You will more easily influence,
persuade and motivate not only those who report to you, but
also those to whom you report. Your enhanced leadership skills
will result in your team’s improved performance
confidence grows as you see consistent results
when you apply what you learn.
not only become more effective at what you
do, but your productivity grows when you
focus on the fundamentals that make all the difference to
your success as a leader.
new insight into how to handle the problems
and challenges that come the way of every leader begins to
pay dividends. You learn how to encourage
your team members to embrace change, contribute willingly
and participate more actively. Conflict is reduced and real
results come with a lot less struggle and effort.
not that all the problems and challenges which are a part
of leading and managing people magically disappear. They don’t.
But you now know the best way to tackle them.
of feeling drained and exhausted at the end of your day’s
work you are energized and satisfied knowing
how much you have accomplished. Your enthusiasm is
refreshed and everyone around you is revitalized
and stimulated by your energy and motivation.
people CAN be easy when you know how! Join a dynamic
network of like-minded leaders, build your skills and learn
how to maximize your results as a leader and manager easily
and effectively through the Five Key Areas of Leadership Focus™.
You can move from ‘just managing’ to effortless
and effective leadership and management in only 10 weeks with
the Leadership Coaching Club’s new 10 Week Intensive.
But to be a leader you have to know how and you have to be
Be decisive. Register
now for the Leadership Coaching Club 10 Week Intensive.
Tips for focussing
on your Five Key Areas of Leadership Focus:
One of your keys to effective focus is to make sure our
actions align with our intentions. Each
time you are about to undertake a task, ask yourself which
of the five key areas it is critical to. If it isn’t
critical for one of the five key areas it may be something
you should set aside or delegate to one of your team.
will find it difficult to focus effectively on these five
key areas unless you have the core knowledge and
skills that you require. Invest your time and effort
in acquiring and honing your skills and understanding. Ensure
you have identified and developed just the central ideas
that deliver real value in each of these five areas for
you are learning new skills it is important to practice
in a safe environment. Don’t set yourself
up for failure by trying out a new skill in a critical situation.
Work things through with a mentor, coach or a trusted colleague
before you apply a new skill in a critical situation.
Leading Well Bottom Line:
don’t have to do it all on your own. Join us in September
for the next Leadership Coaching Club 10 Week Intensive and
leverage off all the wisdom, insight and experience of other
participants plus your mentor Kerrie Mullins-Gunst.
your own tips with us:
are you doing to focus on these five key areas? Please let
us know by adding your comments on the Leadership
Skill Center Blog.
remember, you don't have to do all this on your own.
The best thing you can do is join my next Leadership
Coaching Club. As a leadership specialist I've shown
hundreds of leaders around the world how to develop all the
skills they need to mentor, manage and lead. I can do the
same for you, wherever you are located.
You will find details of the Leadership Coaching Club by
© Kerrie Mullins-Gunst
Kerrie Mullins-Gunst is an expert in all the knowledge, skills, attitudes and
behaviours you need to mentor, manage and lead your people, and one of Australia's
leading mentors, planning facilitators and female business speakers. For your
free Top Leadership Tips Workbook and other resources or to listen to her podcast,
visit http://leadershipskillcenter.com or call her on 61-3-9859 3924.
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