Saturday, June 7, 2014

How to Stay Focused as a Leader


Focus - Words 2So what does it take to acquire the focus required to be an effective leader?  The secret is to combine priority and concentration with focus.  Webster says that the definition of focus is having clear and sharply defined objectives .  A leader who is well aware of his priorities but has no concentration knows what to do, but will never finish everything on time or might never finish anything at all.  On the other hand, if a leader has concentration but does not know his priorities, he shows excellence but his leadership will not have progress.  However, a leader who learns to harness and develop both these key characteristics will have the potential and ability to accomplish great things.

The important question is, how would you focus your time, energy and effort?  Effective and competent leaders who reach their peak potential spend more time focusing and fixating on what they do well than on what they do wrong.  To be successful as a leader and a person, sharpen and keep center on your strengths and take time to cultivate them.  This is the area where you should give all your resources, energy and time.  It will be well worth it and the returns would be tremendous.  Believe in the equation that growth equals change.  If you want to do great things, and yearn for progress in all aspect of your life, you have to keep evolving, changing and keep on improving no matter what.  Mind you, this isn't very easy to do, because this means going out of your comfort zone and treading on areas that are very new to you.  When you appropriate your time to new things related to areas of your strength, then you will grow not just a great leader, but an amazing individual in all respect.  Keep in mind, in leadership, if you cease growing, you are through.

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