Leaders are ultimately judged on the results that they deliver. While this might sometimes seem unfair, all leaders understand that this is the reality.
Sometimes it can be easy for leaders just to tread water, especially when things seem to be going well. Yet in truth continued creativity and risk taking is critical to leadership success. Why?
Leadership success is about finding new or better ways of doing things or meeting needs of customers or clients.
Leadership success is about finding different solutions to long standing problems or issues that are getting in the way of results.
Leadership success starts with an idea or concept that needs to be developed.
Leaders need to be willing to dip their toes into the pool of uncertainty without fear of failure.
No decision or action comes with a warranty or guarantee: there is risk in every decision or choice.
In these highly competitive and fast moving times pushing the boundaries personally, as a team and as an organisation as a whole is not an option but a necessity.
So if you are seeing creativity and risk as being bad or something to avoid, think again. It is not just critical but essential to your success as a leader.
Duncan Brodie of Goals and Achievements helps professional people to realise their true potential and maximise their earning. You can sign up for his free audio masterclass here www.goalsandachievements.co.uk.
Since 2006 I’ve worked with in excess of 8,000 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.