Ignite Your Leadership Authors Share Valuable Tips For Leaders

Watch These Short Interviews to Find Out How You Can Improve as a Leader

Having just launched Ignite Your Leadership, which become a #1 international best-selling book, I’d like to share interviews my co-authors and I gave about our chapters in the book.

These short interviews provide a little more insight into each of our chapters and how it will help improve someone’s leadership abilities.

Action Step: Consider getting a copy of the Ignite Your Leadership book as part of your leadership development this year. Click on this link to order your copy.

Question: What are you doing this year to improve as a leader?

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How To Ignite Your Leadership For More Success And Happiness

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I’m thrilled to announce the release of my new book, Ignite Your Leadership – Proven Tools for Leaders to Energize Teams, Fuel Momentum and Accelerate Results.

This has been a project that has taken over three and a half years to complete, that at many times, felt had stalled and needed to be abandoned.

The Backstory

In early 2013, my colleague and friend, Kathy Sparrow, and I were having a Skype conversation and we discussed the possibility of collaborating together on a project. At that time, we did not know what that would entail and remained open to all possibilities.

In August that year, we were both on the assisting team at our mentor, Jack Canfield’s 5-day event, Breakthrough to Success, and further discussed the idea of collaborating. Kathy had received insights that writing a book would be how we’d collaborate. That was the start of the idea.

How to become a better leader

5 Valuable Reasons Why Powerful Leaders Never Stop Learning

Important Things To Know If You Are In Any Form Of Leadership Role

There is a law of the universe which states that any living thing that is not growing, is actually dying. Learning equals growth.

As we live in a universe that is in a constant state of motion, we have to be continuously learning and evolving because nothing stays the same.

If we take our physical health as an example—if we don’t pay attention to it and eat unhealthy foods or stop doing any form of exercise, then it will affect us in a negative way.

Similarly, if we stop learning, then we will be left behind and won’t be able to keep up with things that are continuously changing.

I remember when I had completed my university studies, I thought my learning days were over. Having spent so much time in an academic learning environment, I couldn’t wait to go out into the real world.

Was I in for a surprise?

The importance of continuous learning

5 Good Things That Will Happen When Leaders Collaborate

The Real Benefits of Working With Your Leadership Colleagues

Being a leader can be a lonely experience, along with having to carry a lot of responsibilities, especially when leading others in a professional environment.

Good leaders can do things themselves and motivate others to do the same, whereas great leaders get others involved and empower them to lead themselves and others better.

A powerful leadership lesson I have learned is that people will support what they are involved in because they have buy-in. In laymen’s terms, they have “skin in the game.”

Having had many leadership roles in my corporate career, based on what I know now, one thing I could have done better was to have taken a more collaborative approach when leading others.

As I was seen as the leader, it was expected that I would tell team members what to do and what I expected of them. The “command” type of leadership was the norm.

The good things that will happen when leaders collaborate

3 Reasons Why Other Leaders Can Make You A Better Leader Quickly

What You Can Do To Elevate Your Leadership Skills

Just like anyone else, leaders have good days and challenging days. A leader’s true character is really tested during challenging times.

Those who are able to step up and face their challenges head-on will continue to improve their leadership abilities, while those who do not cope well, will find themselves facing more challenging situations on a regular basis.

There are many things a person can do to improve their leadership abilities and these include:

  • Asking for feedback from their team members, peers and superiors.
  • Finding mentors.
  • Attending leadership training programs.
  • Reading books on leadership. Here’s one book on leadership worth reading.
  • Taking online leadership courses.

The reality is that all leaders go through low periods during their leadership journey. Just like a sportsperson will go through a form slump, being a leader can be the same. The key is knowing how to respond during such events.

How to become a better leader quickly

5 Surprising Things That Make Ordinary People Powerful Leaders

Simple Reminders That Will Help Develop Your Leadership Abilities

At this point in the history of the world, there is a huge need for leaders who are driven by their desire to make a positive difference.

Whether it’s in politics, in businesses, or in our communities, there has never been a greater need for more aware, aspirational and authentic leaders.

Countries, societies and communities are defined by those in leadership roles, so the better leaders we have, the better communities and societies we will create.

On the flip side, if we don’t have strong leadership in our communities and societies, it can lead to:

  • Internal conflict and turmoil.
  • Mass revolt by the people, as we have seen recently in some countries.
  • Reduced consumer confidence, which will have a negative economic impact.
  • Reluctance from others to step into leadership roles.

How to become a powerful leader

How To Create Mass Influence Like Highly Successful People

Why The Ability To Influence Others Is A Key Leadership Quality To Have

Leadership is often regarded as the ability to influence others to act or behave in order to achieve common objectives.

When it comes to mass influence, it’s often a mystery why some leaders are able to create powerful movements whereas other leaders struggle to get their message across to those they want to influence.

In this TEDx talk, influence expert, Teresa de Grosbois, who is also a featured expert in the upcoming online summit, Ignite The Leader Within, shares that “thing” that creates a leader so compelling and influential that the world turns when they speak.

 

 
Action Step: Choose one thing that Teresa shared during her talk and apply it this week whenever you are in a leadership role, whether that is professionally or personally.

Question: What was your biggest takeaway from this talk?

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How To Recover Quickly When Your Productivity Is Destroyed

5 Actions You Can Take To Get Your Day Back On Track

Sometimes even the most productive people have days where they find it difficult to get into their groove and get things done.

Have you ever had a day, which you started off with the intention to get a lot done, only to find yourself distracted or sidetracked by other things?

The good news is that it happens to all of us. While having an intention to get certain things done on a given day is better than not having any intention, there will be times when unexpected things occur.

If we are not prepared to deal with such instances, we will:

  • Lose valuable time.
  • Slow down our progress.
  • Experience reduced levels of motivation.
  • Delay how quickly we get things done.

How to recover quickly from unproductive days

How To Consistently Get Your Most Important Things Done

5 Steps You Can Apply To Finish Tasks All The Time

One thing that separates high achievers from ordinary achievers is their ability to get things completed more consistently.

Rather than having multiple partly completed tasks, high achievers are able to focus on a few critical things and do them really well until they’re completed.

In this video, Marie Forleo shares five things we can do to become more consistent, which in turn, will help us get our most important tasks done all the time.

 

 

Action Step: Choose one thing that you will apply this week and focus on that for the next week. Over the next few weeks, continue adding a new thing until you have applied all the ideas suggested in the video.

Question: What is another thing we can do to become more consistent with getting things done?

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5 Things Influential Leaders Do Better Than Poor Leaders

How To Increase Your Leadership Influence By Doing A Few Simple Things

Being considered a leader can be a wonderful privilege, but it also comes with a certain level of responsibility.

We admire great leaders, whether that’s in business, in sports, in our communities or in our personal lives. They tend to possess certain qualities that average or poor leaders do not have.

Those qualities create a magnetic appeal and results in others readily following their lead and being influenced by them to achieve positive outcomes.

So what are those things powerful leaders have that make them more influential, appealing and persuasive?

Things influential leaders have in common