Perception Matters: Tips on Being Seen as an Expert in Your Field

expertYou’ve put in years of work to grow into your leadership role.

You’ve invested time and resources, you’ve learned from your failures, you’ve mentored others and now, you’re at a point in your career where you’re ready to share what you’ve learned.

But what if you’re not perceived as an expert in your field? In many ways, perception is reality—your reputation will help you grow your business in many ways.

But if you’re not one of the first people who comes to mind when people are looking for an expert, you’ve got some work to do.

One person who’s well-known as an expert on leadership (I mentioned him in a post just last week) is best-selling author Michael Hyatt. He wrote about how to be perceived as an expert in your field, and said it’s not as difficult as we sometimes make it out to be.

In his post, he outlined five steps to being seen as the expert in your field—and in my view, the first four are an excellent foundation: Read more

Character: Three Ways To Build It

characterThere is probably no more important leadership trait than character. 

If you have it you can lead effectively, and people will follow.

If you do not have it?

You will have a much harder time convincing teams to respect and admire you, let alone follow you.

Here are three ways that character is built and what we can do to develop this important leadership trait. Read more

Four Traits of Great Leaders

Great leadersWhat are the traits that all great leaders possess?

Robert Mann has spent the past 43 years developing leadership evaluation tools to help any leader identify their strengths and weaknesses.

Mann, the author of The Measure of a Leader, shares his thoughts on leadership traits in a recent interview with Inc. magazine contributor Minda Zeltin.

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