What Professional Leaders Do Series (Video Blog)

Below are the six videos we’ve created for the “What Professional Leaders Do” Series. They articulate what sets the professional leadership development approach apart from other approaches.

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What Professional Leaders Do – Part 1: Assessing Their Leadership Abilities & Situation
Assessing who you are as a person and as a leader is probably the most important step in your leadership journey. After all, if you don’t know yourself, how can you expect to lead others. Your personality and abilities directly impact how you lead – positively and negatively.

What Professional Leaders Do – Part 2: Developing a Leadership Vision
A leadership vision or philosophy defines who you are as a leader. It is important because it provides the leaders something for them to return to or focus on when things are going well and when things are not going so well. Consistently applying a leadership vision will make you a better leader in the long run.

What Professional Leaders Do – Part 3: Living Your Leadership Strategy
Living leadership is how the leader executes or conveys their leadership vision. There are six tools a leader can use in this step. Most leaders don’t use all of them, but the more the leader can master, the more effective they will be.

What Professional Leaders Do – Part 4: Leadership Reflection
Leadership reflection is a lot more than just sitting around thinking about your to do list. It’s that inward focus on how I have performed as a leader in prior situations and what I should do to be an effective leader in the future. It is something that needs to be done a regular basis. It’s about knowing yourself better than anyone else. Professional leaders start and/or end their day with some form of reflection.

What Professional Leaders Do – Part 5: Leadership Coaching & Mentoring
Everyone can benefit by having an outside perspective on the things we do and the interactions we encounter. This feedback is just as important as the internal feedback you receive from your personal reflection. In fact, the notes you take in the reflection step are key to having effective meetings with your coach and mentor.

What Professional Leaders Do – Part 6: Continuous Improvement / Learning
Professional leaders accomplish continuous improvement by staying abreast of new leadership information either through articles, podcasts and videos, such as this. Even more important than staying up to date on the latest thought leadership is a willingness to embrace and adapt to new ideas they learn about.

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