TRUE LEADERS TAKE ABSOLUTE OWNERSHIP

True leaders take absolute ownership,
regardless of their title or position.
They think like entrepreneurs even
if they work for a company, 
they act like owners.

Do you act like you own the place?

I’m not talking about some BS cockiness.

I’m talking about owning your results, your position, even your thoughts, feelings and actions.

Owning every-single-thing it takes to get the job done and produce masterful results.

Acting like an owner is NOT some BS cockiness.
It’s taking absolute ownership of your results, your position,
even your thoughts, feelings and actions. It’s doing whatever it takes!

This is the age of the entrepreneur.

Nowhere is the drive for entrepreneurship stronger than in this new generation. The age and time of “work for a company for life, and retire with a gold watch” are a long ago faded memory.

Loyalty on both sides of the equation is long gone. Companies are no longer loyal to their team members; and team members are not loyal to the company.

The average time with a company now is 4.4 years and for the Millennials and younger it’s about half that time.

Small business makes up 99.7% of employment and creates 64% of the new jobs. The average lifespan of a Fortune 500 company used to be 75 years. Now it’s less than 15 years and declining more rapidly all the time.

If you’re not frequently changing your business model
and approach, you’re most likely going out of business. 
Nothing fails today like the success of yesterday.

Forbes Magazine predicts by the year 2020 that 50% of the workforce will be independent coaches and consultants.

We’re in critical shift in our world; and you’re either shifting, or you’re quickly going the way of the dinosaur.

The new motto in today’s world of business
is reinvent, disrupt, adapt or die.

Leaders know that they must take complete and extreme ownership of everything they do. Irrespective of title or position, an entrepreneurial mindset has never been more critical.

When you think like an owner the only thing that matters is results.

Results do not equal no results plus a good story.

If results are job #1 of the leader and owner (which they are), then he or she must be willing to do whatever it takes to achieve them.

Leaders don’t quit when they’re tired.
They quit when it’s done!

Results are not just about working hard and long either. Work ethic is key, but it’s much more than that alone.

You have to work smart!

Obviously, there are many factors that go into creating results. When I do personal coaching or business consulting there are 5 key areas that I diagnose prior to looking for solutions.

Good coaches, consultants and advisors diagnose
thoroughly prior to any strategy.
Prescription without diagnosis is called malpractice.

These are the 5 Dimensions of Ultimate Performance in Both Life and Business:

  1. Philosophy
  2. Psychology
  3. Physiology
  4. Community
  5. Systems and Strategies

I call these the 5 Dimensions of Ultimate Performance®; and my Ultimate Performance Certified Coaches and Consultant are expected to know them forward and backward. And they utilize them in their own life as well as with their clients.

Leaders never ask others to do something
they haven’t done for themselves.
You cannot give what you don’t have.

Obviously, this is not the correct place to go into each dimension fully and completely, but please understand that everything affects everything.

No exception.

An incomplete person is incomplete in their life, their fulfillment and their results.

An incomplete business is incomplete in their direction, their performance and their culture.

Maybe if we as leaders begin to look more fully and completely at the whole person we would build better teams and hence better performance.

If leaders began to look more fully and completely
at the whole person, they would build better teams,
better companies and better results.

Just a thought.

It begins with your own life first. You can’t give what you don’t have.

Take Absolute Ownership.

Stay Awake, Love Life, and Be Epic!

James