Our work in the billboard world is as rewarding as it is challenging. In order to help a myriad of businesses grow and succeed, we constantly reflect and train on many fronts.
Over the last three staff meetings we were assigned the task of reading Dale Carnegie’s “How to Win Friends and Influence People.” What a classic! And what a humbling experience!! This is such sage advice, perpetually relevant, and yet still so rarely employed in our daily living. One glance at today’s Network TV programming and Hollywood output shows that, in many ways, we are moving away from these principles, not applying them.
I was charged with leading the discussion on the last section this week… the section on Leadership. Again, talk about humbling! I can say this with all truth, though….I have so far to go in how to deal with people. I took this opportunity to jot down the lessons I’ve learned as a leader. There were 12.
For this blog let’s start with one of them.
Your actions today will shape the leader you are tomorrow. Or, in another way to think about that is this:
If you want to be a leader tomorrow, act like a leader today: See things through your boss’s eyes. Boldly recommend solutions, instead of bringing your boss problems. Be passionate about what you do.
By the way, if you can’t be passionate about what you do, then find a place you can, and as soon as possible, for you are not in the right place and your time there won’t ever be fulfilling. For if you think your work today isn’t fun, good luck motivating others to do it later in your career!
Yes! Act like a leader today. Immediately. Not tomorrow. Today. This is the surest and fastest way to become one.