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Leadership by Mind Map: Leadership

1. Leading yourself

1.1. How

1.1.1. Don't whine about our work environment

1.1.2. More proactive to turn the work environment into what you need

1.1.2.1. What does your boss or your organization need?

1.1.2.2. Whats happening in the industry

1.1.2.3. Where have you been successful in the past?

1.1.3. Do you know what motivates you deep down inside?

1.1.3.1. Internal motivations

1.1.3.1.1. Autonomy

1.1.3.1.2. Mastery

1.1.3.1.3. Purpose

1.1.3.2. External motivations

1.1.4. Stay resilient and focussed

1.1.4.1. Optimism

1.1.4.1.1. Is it possible to overcome

1.1.4.1.2. Can you wait it out

1.1.4.1.3. Should you go a different way

1.1.4.1.4. Whats the true impact of the problem

1.1.4.2. Keep your eyes on the end game

1.1.4.3. Look for small wins

1.1.4.4. Don't be alone

1.1.5. Goal setting

1.1.5.1. Don't SMART goals (task oriented/reactive)

1.1.5.1.1. Fill out time cards on time

1.1.5.1.2. Reach out to new customers every 30 days

1.1.5.1.3. Ensure brand consistency in new materials

1.1.5.1.4. When you're leading yourself, you need to manage both. If you simply focus on tasks, you'll stay in reactionary mode.

1.1.5.2. Strategic goals (Proactive)

1.1.5.2.1. Eg:

1.1.5.2.2. Creativity

1.1.5.2.3. Proactive

1.1.5.2.4. Selecting a goal

1.1.6. Development

1.1.6.1. take ownership of your development.

1.1.6.2. Request for funding (Build the case)

1.1.6.2.1. Specificity

1.1.6.2.2. Value

1.1.6.2.3. Imotions

1.1.6.3. Online learning

1.1.6.4. Books

1.1.6.5. Audible

1.1.6.6. Networking

1.1.6.6.1. Learn from people around

1.1.6.6.2. Meetups

1.1.6.6.3. Different industries to be well rounded

1.1.6.7. Now, this might take the form of continuing education, a seminar, or a book.

1.1.7. Finding support

1.1.7.1. From your boss

1.1.7.2. Colleague

1.1.7.3. Need to look to peers for support and encouragement

1.1.7.3.1. Not just venting sessions

1.1.7.4. Talk to an outside mentor

1.1.7.5. Go online

1.1.8. Know yourself

1.1.8.1. Standard performance review (not good enough)

1.1.8.2. Evaluate yourself

1.1.8.2.1. How are you feeling (your emotional state)?

1.1.8.2.2. Where have you been the most successful?

1.1.8.2.3. Where have you grown?

1.1.9. Reward/Give recognition yourself

1.1.9.1. Write the list of accomplishments

1.1.9.1.1. Keep an on going list of all the things you proud of

1.1.9.1.2. The obstacles that overcame

1.1.9.1.3. When you have a win, detail it

1.1.9.2. Talk to the people who are affected by your results

1.1.9.3. Brag away

1.1.9.3.1. You always want to be looking at the people who build you up.

1.1.9.3.2. You want people who know how to upride you,

1.1.9.3.3. and the people who are always rooting for your success

1.1.9.4. Give yourself a treat within reason

1.1.9.4.1. Coffee day with a friend

1.1.9.4.2. Taking Uber instead of bus

1.1.9.4.3. Taking care of yourself after a win is really important

1.1.9.4.4. It helps to stay conscious an alert to the impact you made

1.1.9.4.5. Take the opportunity to frame up your win for your boss

1.1.9.4.6. Do it without been too self-absorbed

1.1.9.5. The only rewards are the rewards you earn

1.1.9.5.1. In business, you don't get participation trophies

1.1.9.5.2. Sometimes you get them from your boss

1.1.9.5.3. Sometimes you give them to yourself

1.1.10. Lead yourself out of failure

1.1.10.1. Let yourself feel bad for a minute

1.1.10.2. Calm down and think realistically about the impact of your failure

1.1.10.3. Remind yourself your success

1.1.10.3.1. The list of wins that prepared earlier

1.1.10.4. Gather your thoughts and breathe

1.1.10.5. Try to fix it or at least come to term with it

1.1.10.5.1. If the mistake is fixable, you need to start thinking about how to fix it and who you'll need to get involved

1.1.10.5.2. If it's not fixable, you need to start accepting it and thinking about how you will frame this to your boss

1.1.10.6. Give your self a quickboost

1.1.10.7. Recognize some potential patterns.

1.1.10.7.1. Are your mistakes coming from not paying attention to details?

1.1.10.7.2. Reacting too quickly?

1.1.10.7.3. Unpacking how to lead yourself out of failure and avoid future mistakes is a little bit uncomfortable but it's worth it in the long run.

1.1.10.8. When you discuss failure with your boss,

1.1.10.8.1. Explain what they need to know,

1.1.10.8.2. own your part,

1.1.10.8.3. and end positively.

1.1.10.8.4. Don't get defensive.

1.1.10.8.5. Take a lesson from martial arts. Instead of defending, take that energy and put it somewhere else.

1.1.11. Manage your boss

1.1.11.1. Well, it's simple. You want to put yourself in your boss' shoes.

1.1.11.2. You want to show that you're self-aware, and you're disciplined, and you know exactly what kind of support you need

1.1.11.3. You want your boss to still be a good leader, and you want to build on the efforts that you're making with yourself

1.1.11.4. So, keeping your boss engaged is important for your success and theirs.

1.1.11.5. It's all about the language

1.1.11.5.1. Your choice of worlds demonstrates your ability to lead yourself

1.1.11.5.2. The foolproof question that you should always ask: "How can I support you?"

1.1.11.6. regardless of your role, regardless of your job, part of every assignment is to make your boss successful

1.1.12. Peer to peer leadership

1.1.12.1. Fellow high performers

1.1.12.1.1. Engage with them

1.1.12.1.2. They are already doing this

1.1.12.1.3. Use this group to help you

1.1.12.1.4. Offer to help them as well

1.1.12.1.5. So share strategies and milestones.

1.1.12.2. Middle performers

1.1.12.2.1. you have the opportunity to take people higher.

1.1.12.2.2. This group may respond to you with confusion or curiosity, but don't take a lack of immediate understanding or agreement as a negative.

1.1.12.2.3. Some people are just confused. They might not quite understand what leading yourself means. You can help them. If you find someone who wants to learn, you have the opportunity to teach.

1.1.12.3. Low performers

1.1.12.3.1. Stay as far aways from these people as possible

1.1.12.3.2. How to identify them (they met it with a laugh or you were told you care too much)

1.1.12.3.3. You will never do great things if you wait for everybody around you to buy in

1.1.12.3.4. Leading yourself is challenging, especially when the people around you are not.

1.1.13. Leading by example - Start small

1.1.13.1. Tell them that you write down your wins or how you decide where to spend your time

1.1.13.2. Provide simple suggestions and offer to help

1.1.13.3. You can help your team by simply talking about what it means to take some responsibility for your own leadership

1.1.13.4. If you tell your employees to set monthly goals, but you don't have any, it's hard to hold people accountable.

1.1.13.5. Practice what you preach and be vocal and transparent

1.1.13.6. Get your team involved on setting decisions

1.1.14. Leading with hierarchical fluency (manage the conversations)

1.1.14.1. You can lead yourself and still respect your organizational hierarchy

1.1.14.2. It doesn't mean you're not allowed to talk about it or offer suggestions

1.1.14.3. You just need to know how to manage the conversations with your superiors, your peers, and subordinates

1.1.14.3.1. Superiors

1.1.14.3.2. Peers

1.1.14.3.3. Subbordinates

1.2. Then

1.2.1. Improve your ability to lead others

1.2.2. Self-aware

1.2.3. Self-sufficient

2. Bosses (3 camps)

2.1. Enables you to set goals

2.2. Good boss

2.2.1. Provides constructive feedback

2.2.2. Needs to work with other leaders

2.2.3. Appreciates your contribution

2.2.4. When they know they don't need to worry about you. It makes the boss value you even more.

2.2.5. Value when taking things off their plate and make their leadership efforts are successful.

2.3. Bad boss

2.3.1. Provides no constructive feedback

2.3.2. Has little to no interest in your professional development

2.3.3. Relies on you to fix their problems

2.3.4. Leave you a lot of whitespace

2.3.4.1. Take charge of your own development

2.4. Overwhelmed boss

2.4.1. Has good intentions

2.4.2. Is unable to give needed attention

2.4.3. Is likely relieved y your productivity

3. Tone

4. Direction

5. Key takeaways

5.1. only thing you're in control of (Behavior)

5.1.1. Your ability to manage your own emotions, and your behaviors, that puts you squarely in control of your life.

5.2. Reactionary to strategic (Thoughts)

5.2.1. When you shift your thinking away from just responding, and you develop that long term vision, that's what separates you from everyone else.

5.3. the path to true maturity (happiness)

5.3.1. Your ability to motivate yourself, reward yourself, and develop a sense of resilience, it does more than make you a better leader, it makes you a better person. - You know, the world needs more people who can forge their own way. Leading Yourself helps you become one of them.

6. Skills

7. Personal traits (OCEAN)

7.1. Openness to experience

7.2. Conscientiousness

7.3. Extraversion

7.4. Agreeableness

7.5. Neuroticism

8. Senior drives

8.1. Values

8.2. Mission

8.3. Life goals