Watch the Interview:
Do Lead: From Wherever You Are, Title or Not
In this video interview, Phil Gerbyshak speaks with Les about what makes Do Lead unique as they explore some of the key leadership lessons it has to offer.
When asked about the inspiration behind his latest book, Les said that it came in large part from the thousands of people he’s met throughout his career. Specifically, those who would come up to him after hearing him speak and say that they love his insights, but it’s impossible for them to lead because they don’t have a title, position, or authority.
The truth is that anyone can lead at any time. All that matters is that you want to. And, if you do, then Do Lead will give you the tools you need.
Les explains that the first step is to redefine our view of leadership. By freeing one’s self from the constraints of modern-day precepts, it enables you to step forward and contribute in new and exciting ways.
In order to do so successfully, it’s essential that you know your natural leadership style. This will help you determine when to act, and more importantly, when not to – as there are times when your natural style won’t be appropriate for moving something forward to the next stage.
Phil and Les also discuss failure and the popular adage “Fail fast, fail often”. Hear Les’ opinion of this, and why he considers this section of the book so essential for helping those who want to step up and lead.
Watch the interview here
The 360° Assessment:
Discover Your Leadership Strengths & Opportunities
The first step in creating a leadership action plan is to obtain a clear understanding of where you stand in relation to where you want to be.
Whether you manage a team, a division or an entire organization, one of the best ways to do this is through a 360°assessment. This tool enables you to objectively identify your leadership strengths, as well as the areas where there’s room for additional development.
While you likely have a basic sense of these, everyone has blind spots which, by their very nature, are outside of our awareness. Because the assessment gathers input from a mixture of managers, peers, direct reports, and others who work with you, you’ll be given an opportunity to visualize yourself as others see you.
Once you’ve obtained this benchmark for development, you can then pick the one or two areas that will have the biggest impact and focus on enhancing your skills accordingly. If you’d like to obtain a 360° assessment for yourself (or someone else in your organization), we have a special offer available.
Pre-order ten copies of Do Lead – one for you and nine to share with your manager/direct reports – and you’ll receive a 360° assessment for free! You will also be given an in-depth action plan on how to implement these insights into your day-to-day work.
Place your pre-order here