One thing that hinders our ability to increase our leadership capacity is a lack of clarity. This lack of clarity can show itself in so many ways. We can lack clarity on our company’s purpose, our primary products, our key differentiators, who on our teams are best equipped to do what, where our strategic wins can be found, what plans we may have committed to in times past and who is doing what and when in order for us to execute with excellence. Sometimes leaders even have a lack of clarity around why in the heck they started leading this thing at some point in the past. Just typing this causes me angst! Note: This post is part of a series on Increasing Your Leadership Capacity. Click here for the previous step.
Now I don’t think that all leaders are struggling with confusion around everything I just listed, but I do know that I, along with many business leaders I have coached over the years, have found themselves not leading with excellence because we have lacked clarity on at least one of them at some point.
So what can you do if you find yourself stuck with very little time, energy and clarity as to how to build your and your team’s leadership capacity? Here are four specific musts do’s that can absolutely increase your level of passion and your direction which will enable you to continue to grow your capacity.