Leadership Success – Take The Long Term View

I don’t know about you but I am continually surprised to find that people want the quick fix when it comes to achieving success.

Maybe it is a result of the need for instant gratification, a belief that you can somehow take some magic potion or unrealistic expectations that drive this.

While you might be able to achieve short term successes by quick fixes, the truth is that it takes long term commitment to achieve sustained success.

On a very practical level, this means willingness to:

  1. Build your skills; keep them up to date and relevant.
  2. Get the diverse experience that you need to thrive and prosper in these challenging times.
  3. Take on new challenges even when you know that there is some risk that they won’t work out well.
  4. Make the right moves at the right times.
  5. Commit to the long term.

The truth is that even people we recognise as being hugely successful took a long time to get the breakthrough. So start taking the long term view if sustained success matters to you.

Duncan Brodie of Goals and Achievements helps accountants and health professionals to achieve success and realize their professional potential through being highly effective leaders and managers. For more information and to sign up for his free audio e-course click here

About the Author Duncan Brodie

Since 2006 I’ve worked with in excess of 6,000 accountants and professionals in workshops, seminars and one to one helping them land their next jobs and become better leaders, presenters and business partners. Before that I spent 25 years in accountancy climbing the career ladder from Payments Clerk to FD. I’m a CIMA Fellow, Certified Professional Coach and Team Coach Facilitator.

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