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5 Power Keys For Leadership Success

5 Power Keys For Leadership Success!
By Bill Thomas

Did you know that you can successfully handle most leadership challenges with just 5 simple strategies? By focusing your attention on these critical areas you can empower your the opportunities hiding within your vision, new venture or project plans.

The biggest problem facing people like you is knowing when, what and how to operate your leadership power keys.

You have no problem turning on your computer, using it to find answers and producing your letters or reports with it.

Why not make your leadership power keys help you influence others, guide them towards rewarding outcomes and nurture their growth into success-driven leaders?

POWER KEY-1: Simplify The Complex!

The reason why leaders are important is because of the situation, circumstance or condition facing the group. You can look at these things as being a need, a problem or an opportunity.

People will look to you to lead them as you explore, discover and plan the best course of action for dealing with this complex state of affairs.

Therefore your leadership power key relies on your abilityto systematically investigate, evaluate, map, organize andcommunicate solutions.

POWER KEY-2: Envision New Vistas!

This is the time for boldness! Your group begs to dosomething inspiring, engaging, worthwhile and special. Givethem a vibrant, vivid and vital vision - excite theirhearts, minds, souls and spirits.

Regardless of your task, function, project or business, youmust lead others using your mind's eye [imagined view of acompelling vision.

Your leadership power key involves creating, shaping,sharpening and publicizing the vision as you also encouragepeople to embrace it, own its outcomes and feed itspossibilities.

POWER KEY-3: Go For The Gusto!

Your team will wonder about their priorities every moment ofevery day. How will you inform, reassure and coach them?

There are just a few items you should concentrate yourefforts, attention and assessments on - they are yourleadership agenda:

1) Security - health, wellness, safety

2) Wisdom - knowledge, relevance, applicability

3) Power - personal, team, shared, how much

4) Guidance - where, what, when, who, why, what & how

5) Syntropy - importation & focusing of power sources

6) Conceptuality - analyzing patterns, artifacts, concepts

7) [Universe Frontiering - ask & find what's out there?

POWER KEY-4: Be Disciplined and Willful!

You must deal effectively with reality to hold onto yourleadership power keys. If there is no disciplined approach,direction or intent, you will not lead for very long.

Many leaders fail to rigorously design, supervise or executetheir strategies. Yet, strategic planning can be one of yourstrongest power keys.

Your strategy should empower others to -

- trust your motives

- maintain their will-power

- develop a positive self-regard

- define their responsibilities

- exercise control

- judge their performance or progress

- usher them through the process of change

POWER KEY-5: Behave Yourself!

You don't have to change your spots! You do however have toserve the needs of different circumstances, constituents andconsiderations.

There are certain ethical matters that you must apply - youwill need to be fair, honest, and consistent when dealingwith people. Your behavior reflects your concerns,concentrations and character.

Your leadership power key demands that you adopt the propermental attitudes, behaviors based upon rock-solid personalvalues and motives driven by your most positive eccentricforces.

Can you adapt? Will you behave? Do you really care? Thesequestions reveal the power behind this key.


You can spend thousands and invest weeks of precious time informal classroom instruction. Eventually you would begin toacquire these power keys of successful leaders.

These simple principles are so easy to remember - in fact, Iuse them myself. They're the power keys to all of my personal, business and community leadership activities - and they always deliver great results.

Gurus like Peter Drucker, Tom Peters, Warren Bennis, JackWelch discuss these five principles at length in their work.

Great historical figures including Mahatma Gandhi, NelsonMandela, John F. Kennedy and Marie Curie have demonstratedthese skills in their leadership roles.

Your leadership success depends on your agreement withChurchill's observation: A pessimist sees the difficulty inevery opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in everydifficulty.

These 5 power keys are the keys to success for all of yourlife adventures - will you walk with expectations forpositive outcomes, will you commit yourself to growingstronger and use your own leadership power keys toenergize your performances?

Copyright 2004, Mustard Seed Investments Inc. All rights reserved



Bill Thomas produces The Leadership Toolkit - a webbased training program that improves your leadership skills,energizes creativity and transforms you into a persuasive,empowering leader. Inspire Confidence, Be Creative, EnhanceYour Leadership Influence - Get All the Tools You Need ToLead!



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