How to be an inspiring communicator

A common challenge of leaders is to become a better, more inspiring and energizing communicator. To do that, it helps to change your perspective on your business and to think about it differently so that your can talk about it in new and exciting ways. In particular, a different strategic perspective is helpful. Leaders get their heads up above the day-to-day challenges and are able to articulate strategic themes that both attract and excite people.

For example, ask yourself, “Why is this the most exciting time in our company’s history?” What are you doing as a company that is unique and different, that gives new meaning to what everyone is working towards? Find one or few of these insights, and you will be a much better communicator.

Copyright 2017 Bob Legge
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Bob Legge has an unmatched ability to help clients achieve competitive advantage, leaving competitors in their dust. He has worked with companies across industries and geographies to align critical elements, dominate their markets, and achieve dramatic results, such as 600% revenue increase in three years. Personally, he enjoys sailing where both his strategic abilities and tactical skills help him see interesting places while having a fabulous time with friends and family.
Contact him at: bob.legge@leggecompany.com.

Recognition and Thanks

Take the time to walk around this week and thank your people for the work they do, the ideas they surface, and the opportunities they discover. Make it a weekly habit.

I am grateful to all my clients present and past, to my mentors and associates, my family, my friends and everyone who has helped me to continually learn and my business to thrive. Have a happy Thanksgiving and holiday season.

“In ordinary life we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.” –Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Copyright 2017 Bob Legge
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Bob Legge has an unmatched ability to help clients achieve competitive advantage, leaving competitors in their dust. He has worked with companies across industries and geographies to align critical elements, dominate their markets, and achieve dramatic results, such as 600% revenue increase in three years. Personally, he enjoys sailing where both his strategic abilities and tactical skills help him see interesting places while having a fabulous time with friends and family.
Contact him at: bob.legge@leggecompany.com.

 

 

The Key to Stop Micromanaging

Growing a business is not easy.  The challenge is particularly acute for entrepreneurs who successfully launch a business, but soon find that the leadership style that got the business to a certain level of success, soon gets in the way of continuing business success.  They hit a ‘success trap,’ where the bottleneck at the top causes delays to decisions and actions.   Letting go of a micromanagement style can be very difficult for a lot of reasons:  It’s got you to where you are, you enjoy being involved in all the details, the organization is not ready for a different way of managing, you’re concerned about the impact on sales and customer service if you change your leadership style, etc.

With the leaders I’ve coached through this transition, the most important factors are the realization that a change is needed, and the resolve to see the change through.  All the other factors such as developing the organization, adapting management processes, and streamlining decision making, are important, but are secondary.

If you want to change your leadership style, to shift from micromanagement to a more effective leadership style, you have to first build your resolve to see it through.