How many times have you paid money to attend a high-end business conference or networking event and never followed up with any of the connections you made? If this has happened, you’re doing a major disservice to your networking efforts as well as your career progression and business success.
Authenticity is a key quality that many leaders strive to achieve. They want to present an authentic version of themselves to their team, clients and stakeholders. I completely understand this need. Who would want to feel like a fraud or pretend to be somebody that they’re not?
When you’re on the journey toward leadership, it’s easy to get caught up in the qualities you “should” have as a leader or how you “should” be leading.
The end of every calendar year is the perfect time to re-evaluate your leadership brand and decide whether it will still support you in your growth journey for the following year.
A frustrated client of mine, who runs a law firm, had been witnessing over a number of months countless other professionals in law secure high-paying clients without putting much effort into cold calling or asking for referrals.
Many people aspire to be a leader. Some of those people make it. Most don’t. That’s the stark reality when you aim high in your career or business.
Have you ever thought about your reputation in business? Do you think if you keep your head down and produce good work, others will robotically hand you a promotion? If so, how has this approach worked for you so far?
People do business with others they know, like and trust. This concept is paramount to any business relationship. It is the key to your success as a business person. It is what will make lucrative clients want to do business with you. It is what will make senior executives want to promote you.