Side By Side with Mandi Sjostrom on Leading Before the Title
Some of the best leaders in an organization don’t have a fancy title. They lead right from where they are and effect change throughout the entire organization. What does it take to lead before you become a leader? How do you lead from within the team? Let’s talk about it.
Guest Links: Mandi Sjostrom
For over 12 years Mandi Sjostrom has been an Analytic Consultant for a US based Fortune 500 Company. Her ability to see patterns and solve problems have been critical to her success at work and in serving her community.
3 Things From This Episode
1. You must prepare for leadership.
Being a leader before you’re the leader is about demonstrating the qualities of leadership. You have to show the qualities that a leader in your position needs before you even get the promotion. We must be ready to always improve ourselves.We must be ready to always improve ourselves. #WorkOnYou Click To Tweet
- What leadership qualities are you working on in your life?
- Where are you improving so you’ll be ready for the next level?
2. Using your influence
It’s what you do in a situation, not your title, that influences those around you. When you look around and you’re the one everyone is coming to, you become the most influential person in the room. Always remember, leadership is a long distance race. It’s going to take strength, patience, endurance and perseverance.
Sometimes you’re Moses and you need Aaron and Hur to hold up your arms.
Sometimes you’re Aaron and Hur holding up someone else’s arms.
- How are you using your influence?
3. Leading Under Submission
It can be tricky but leading while under submission can be done. There are 6 ways to lead while under submission to someone else.
1. Recognize who the leader is.
2. Be a good steward over the vision.
3. Be a positive example.
4. Be willing to get your hands dirty.
5. Be the voice of reason.
6. Keep the team moving forward.
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