7 Strategies for being an an Invaluable Leader


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7 Strategies for being an an Invaluable Leader

  1. 1. 7 Strategies for Being an Leader Mary Foley MaryFoley.com
  2. 2. Today’s Manager Faces Tough Challenges Time to be Bodacious!MaryFoley.com 2
  3. 3. Bodacious = Positive GutsinessMaryFoley.com 3
  4. 4. StrategiesMaryFoley.com 4
  5. 5. Strategy #Produce Results That Matter
  6. 6. First Gotta Know What Matters! Invaluable leaders know in detail the goals are and why. Then, they direct their team towards accomplishing these goals. Not once a year. All the time.Mary Foley.com 6
  7. 7. Question to Ask Yourself Do I know what results matter the most …now?MaryFoley.com 7
  8. 8. Strategy # Become anEntrepreneurial Leader
  9. 9. Essential Skills of an Entrepreneurial Leader1. Know thyself and thy team2. Know what to do when3. Know how to execute through peopleMaryFoley.com 9
  10. 10. Question to Ask Yourself What do I need to do to become a better entrepreneurial leader?MaryFoley.com 10
  11. 11. Strategy #Get Smart About Office Politics
  12. 12. That’s it – nothing more, nothing less, nothing to ignore.MaryFoley.com 12
  13. 13. Power Bases in Organizations 1. Positional Power 2. Knowledge Power 3. Creative Power 4. Relationship Power 5. Personal PowerMaryFoley.com 13
  14. 14. Question to Ask Yourself What are the power bases in my organization?MaryFoley.com 14
  15. 15. Strategy #Create Deliberate Relationships
  16. 16. Who Should I Create Deliberate Relationships With?  People in key leadership positions  People heading up important new projects  People you admireMaryFoley.com 16
  17. 17. Relationship Building QuestionsHow did you come to work for…?What’s involved in your role?What are 2 or 3 key decisionsthat enabled you to get whereyou are today?In your experience, what are thetop characteristics of an effectiveleader?You’ve been generous with yourtime. Is there something I can doto help you?
  18. 18. Question to Ask Yourself Who are the 2 or 3 people in my organization that I am going to reach out to create deliberate relationships?MaryFoley.com 18
  19. 19. Strategy #x Engage in “Visi-Posure”
  20. 20. Ways to Engage in Visi-Posure • Join a special project • Recognize others • Write an articleMaryFoley.com 20
  21. 21. Question to Ask Yourself What can I start doing to engage in visi-posure?MaryFoley.com 21
  22. 22. Strategy # Brand or Be Branded
  23. 23. What is Your Brand? Ask 6 people you work with… “What’s the one word that comes to mind when you think of me and why?”MaryFoley.com 23
  24. 24. Question to Ask Yourself What is MY brand in my organization?MaryFoley.com 24
  25. 25. Strategy # Build Your OwnLeadership Portfolio
  26. 26. Benefits to You & Your Career1. You more clearly understand your specific talents and how they positively impact an organization.2. You start to recognize gaps that you need to fill - be it knowledge, skills, or experience.Mary Foley.com 26
  27. 27. What is in Your Leadership Portfolio?  Positions you have held  Qualitative & Quantitative Results  Projects, Committees  Training & Education  Awards & Recognition  InsightsMaryFoley.com 27
  28. 28. Question to Ask Yourself Do I have a Leadership Portfolio?MaryFoley.com 28
  29. 29. One Last Thought: Knowledge is NOT Power ACTING on Knowledge is PowerMaryFoley.com 29
  30. 30. What will you DO TODAY to be an leader?MaryFoley.com 30
  31. 31. Get More Free Resources forYour Career Confidence at MaryFoley.com Grab Your Free Sanity, Confidence & Fun Action Pack which includes…  What Every Woman Must Know About Office Politics (eBook)  10 Bodacious® Career Builders for Women (eBook)  How to Thrive on Shift & Change for Your Career (eBook)MaryFoley.com 31
  32. 32. About Mary Foley Mary offers practical advice to create sanity for your life and confidence for your career – all while having a bit of fun! After setting aside an engineering degree, she built a 10-year career at AOL during the company’s rocky rise to a global brand. Starting as an $8 customer service rep, she was promoted to manager within three years, lead a call center of 250, and became the company’s first head of corporate training. Today, Mary is the author of three books including Bodacious Career: Outrageous Success for Working Women, a popular national speaker, and former co-host of the Girlfriend We Gotta Talk! radio show.MaryFoley.com 32