4 Steps for Becoming a Transformational Leader (Part 2)

By August 9, 2021 No Comments

In my last article, I shared about the first step toward becoming a transformational leader right where you are personally and professionally – CHOOSE.

Choice requires thoughtfulness and intentionality, but making a choice alone doesn’t lead to transformation. Transformation comes through the next step, which takes your thoughts and puts them to work.

Step #2 – ACT

A choice is about your thoughts, which are extremely important. But once you make a choice of any kind, the impact comes through taking action. In my experience, there are many leaders who are strong on strategy and weak on implementation. There are many reasons for this, but one key reason is their fear of the unknown. While it’s true that we can’t predict the outcomes of all of our choices, the reality is that we can never advance without taking action. 

Imagine making the choice to go on a trip with your family. You dream about it. You think about it in the margins of your days. You envision packing up and traveling together. In your mind, you’re already at your desired destination. 

But there’s a problem… 

You never block your calendar for time away. You don’t buy plane tickets. You don’t book a reservation at the hotel or reserve the vacation home. You don’t reserve a rental car. 

You can’t simply think about this amazing experience. While you first have to choose to take the trip, you then must take action to make it happen. 

While this may seem like a silly illustration, this is what many leaders do when it comes to their organizations. In their minds, they can see a better way forward. They have a vision for a new product, service, or marketing campaign, but their day-to-day busyness delays or entirely hijacks the vision. The choice remains in their heads and never is implemented. Many times, delays lead to missed opportunities because, by the time you actually take action, the window of opportunity closes. 

I’m sure you don’t want this to be your story. However, in order to achieve greater results and transform your life, team, or organization, you must act on the choices you make. 

Imagine how you would feel if you saw your ideas consistently becoming reality. 

Imagine the enthusiasm your team would feel when they know ideas are actually developed. 

Imagine the response of your team as they see that you’re serious about taking action to get better results.

This can be your everyday reality when you act on your choices

Refuse to let ideas lay dormant in your mind while you miss opportunities. 

Regardless of how you’ve operated in the past, make today “day one” of a new way to lead through intentional, consistent action. 

You can do it. I believe in you!

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