How leaders can set the agenda, focus attention and create momentum – in three easy bullet-points
This is such a favourite leadership technique of mine and something that I work on with lots of clients. Rather than write a long version, I’ve practised what I preach and written the short, bullet-point version here too.
This is one of the best tips you’ll read, for any leader who wants to really set the agenda or has big changes to implement. It’s great way to focus people’s attention and help them to establish priorities. Use it at the start of something important or if you want to give it more momentum or if you need to get something unstuck.
This is also a good way of not getting too involved in the hands-on doing yourself. It’s a straightforward way of setting out your stall, of influencing what happens by being absolutely clear what the priorities are and conveying that with unwavering precision.
Here’s the technique in three easy to remember bullet-points of its own:
- Write down your top three priorities on a wide Post-it note, in succinct and plain language, not jargon or shorthand;
- They can be actions that need achieving, culture that needs adopting, changes that need making, or a mix of the three;
- Say them out loud, and keep on saying them, in that same succinct and plain language whenever and wherever you can, as often as possible.
That’s it – go out and make stuff happen!
As usual, please leave me a comment if they’re still open below, or tweet me @NickRobCoach. How do you set out your leadership priorities?