Perhaps one of the greatest lessons I ever learned early in my career was to build my reputation on being someone who always got the results and not on being recognized for my individual contribution to the results. Most leaders who transition from a role where their individual performance was the key to their success, struggle to make the shift to focusing more on the big results when they become leaders. One of the keys to making the shift is to start thinking about what might be possible as a result of making the shift. A few of the benefits include:
- More time to focus on the big picture.
- Opportunities to develop others by allowing them to handle the tasks you might be tempted to do.
- Building better relationships with peers through being open to achieving results in ways that may be different from yours.
This month’s podcast talks about focusing on the results not your contribution.