“What chance gathers she easily scatters. A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together.” -Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
The theme for this month is “leadership leverage.” In today’s world no one man or woman can do it alone from their leadership chair. Simply put, today’s leaders must get the most out of the gifts, skills and abilities they have, at the same time realizing how they can best maximize the skills of those with whom they surround themselves.
That being said, I want to focus on the acronym PRIME. I urge you to utilize the matrix that accompanies the blog and journal the proactive actions you take over the next 2 to 4 weeks that optimize your leadership through leveraging those mutual gifts, skills, abilities, competencies and aptitudes that will make you more effective. To optimize your focus and energy I suggest that you take 5 minutes or so 2-3 times a day over the next couple of weeks to reflect on how you used your time to leverage your leadership. Using the cues in each cell of the PRIME matrix daily, jot down how you have leveraged the People, Resources, Ideas, Marketing and Execution tools you used, accessed or contacted to help you focus on the vital few strategic priorities that drive you toward success in your professional and personal life. At the end of each week summarize how you leveraged the power of PRIME to improve your effectiveness. Use the results of your summary to plan and prioritize your activities and actions for the coming week. At the end of the month compile your weekly summaries and look for the patterns of how you utilized your time and the impact it has had on achieving progress on the vital few strategic initiatives that you need to accomplish for success.
Download and print the Prime Worksheet.
(e.g. employees, clients, contacts, contractors, GC operations, peers, mentors, web of influence, etc.)
(e.g. intranet, ACT!, Constant Contact, promotional items, coaching process/tools, Strategic Planner, group services, etc.)
(e.g. mindsets, beliefs, philosophies, strategies, insights, mistakes, lessons, setbacks, etc.)
(e.g. speaking, writing, referrals, alliances, scholarships, e-newsletters, professional previews, briefings, ads, radio, groups, testimonials, website, etc.)
(e.g. business model, business management, priority management, services portfolio, etc.)