Here’s another Seth Godin beauty…
“Better than it needs to be.
Why not make it more generous, more fair, more insightful than it needs to be? Why not deliver the service with more flair, more care and more urgency?
Why not do it because you can, not because you have to…”
Just imagine, just imagine for a minute, what you’d do right now if you were a better-than-you-need-to-be leader. What would you go do right now?
What about as a partner, mother or father. What would you do now if you were a better-than-you-need-to-be partner, mother or father?
For both, I’m going to listen more carefully—listen without any intent, just listen to where they’re coming from—and hear how they’re feeling.
I reckon that’ll be-a-difference-that-makes-a-difference. (If I do it well enough, it might be reciprocated.)
What will you do to make your next communication, presentation, report or analysis better-than-it-needs-to-be? And what impact is that likely to have?
I love this concept. What about you?
“Since working with Carolyn, perceptions of me have improved a lot.
I’m no longer seen as a person who wears the troubles of the world on my shoulders.
And I realise that I didn’t need to work long hours to do a good job.
Now I have the time to think strategically.”
—Leader, Global Marketing Organisation
—10 Vital Strategies for Ambitious But Frustrated Female Leaders”
About the Author:
For more than 25-years, Carolyn Stevens has helped leaders flourish and become more confident, more courageous and impressively influential (including those who’ve previously struggled to confront difficult situations, let alone persuasively deal with them).
She also specialises in helping ambitious but frustrated female leaders remove their stumbling blocks and accelerate their careers.
Carolyn is authentic and results-oriented. She’ll draw on an eclectic array of approaches, tools and techniques to suit your situation.
She’s never too busy to talk to you if you’re in a hurry to boost your success. Same goes for leaders you refer.
Email if you’d like to arrange a time to chat: firstname.lastname@example.org