We all make decisions every day. As an executive leadership coach, my clients make business decisions constantly. But it’s who they are as leaders that makes their other decisions more impactful.
Here are 10 decisions that I have encouraged my clients to make so that their leadership lives can change forever:
Choosing to find meaning in what they do: This decision can help leaders find meaning in what they do and can make work more meaningful and life more purposeful.
Focusing on others rather than just themselves: This decision can help leaders focus on the needs of others, making them the kind of leader who gives more than they receive.
Going where the demands are high: This decision allows leaders to push themselves to grow as individuals and stretch themselves as leaders.
Becoming a person of conviction: This decision allows leaders to stand up for what is right, even when it’s not always easy.
Insisting on not remaining the same: This decision helps leaders avoid becoming complacent and stuck in their ways, and instead encourages them to try new things and take bold risks.
Deciding to have the power to impact change: This decision allows leaders to find the strength in what they can actually impact, even when they feel there is not much they can influence.
Refusing to take the easy path: This decision helps leaders avoid settling for mediocrity, and instead it stretches them to strive for excellence and find their inner greatness.
Going where the expectations are high: This decision helps leaders develop new skills, abilities, growth, and development that far surpass their own assumptions.
Confronting the imposter syndrome: This decision helps leaders overcome their doubt about not feeling good enough and not being smart enough, giving them the confidence they need.
Being happy with what they have: This decision allows leaders to find contentment and fulfillment with what they have, instead of constantly looking over their shoulder for what they don’t have.
In conclusion, we make many decisions on a wide range of things all the time. But when we focus on the core of who we are, we build a foundation of decisions that give us greater satisfaction, fulfillment, and acceptance in ourselves and in our purpose.
Lead From Within: Become the kind of leader that you can proudly be and inspire others to truly follow your lead.
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The Leadership Gap
What Gets Between You and Your Greatness
After decades of coaching powerful executives around the world, Lolly Daskal has observed that leaders rise to their positions relying on a specific set of values and traits. But in time, every executive reaches a point when their performance suffers and failure persists. Very few understand why or how to prevent it.
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Of Lolly’s many awards and accolades, Lolly was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc. magazine. Huffington Post honored Lolly with the title of The Most Inspiring Woman in the World. Her writing has appeared in HBR, Inc.com, Fast Company (Ask The Expert), Huffington Post, and Psychology Today, and others. Her newest book, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness has become a national bestseller.
05. Mar, 2023
I just finished reading “The 10 Decisions That Can Change Your Leadership Life” on lollydaskal.com and it was incredibly insightful! The author’s emphasis on the importance of mindset and intentional decision-making in leadership is so powerful, and I appreciated the practical advice and real-world examples that she shared. Each of the ten decisions highlighted in the article resonated with me and I could see how implementing them could truly transform my leadership style. I especially appreciated the author’s focus on authenticity and vulnerability as key components of effective leadership, and her encouragement to lead with purpose and passion. This is a must-read for anyone interested in becoming a more intentional and effective leader, and I highly recommend it!