7 Ways to Find and Develop Your Leadership Voice

By | December 2, 2018

[December 2, 2108]  Leadership voice represents a reflection of your true inner values and communication abilities that influence how you introduce yourself as a leader. It’s a powerful tool that helps you communicate your vision and achieve it, but more importantly, have an impact on other people’s lives.

These seven ways will help you find and discover your leadership voice.

Determine your core values

We all have values, whether we are aware of them or not. They have a significant impact on how we make decisions, how we perceive other people and experiences, how we communicate with them, and basically how we understand the world and how we interact with it.

Leaders who identify what matters to them, what drives them have an authentic voice and real influence.

Identify your outcomes

It’s crucial to identify precise outcomes that will turn your vision into reality. In other words, create results you want to achieve which are aligned with your values and vision. Then, turn them into strategies with concrete, actionable steps.

That way, you’ll pave the way for your success and establish the desired impact.

Build relationships

Influence comes with reliable, trustworthy relationships with people who don’t have to follow your lead. Every successful leader knows how important is to build and invest in lasting connections with coworkers, peers, and management. Therefore, they are focused on people at every moment.

Credible relationships lead to building an active community that is willing to follow your direction.

Step out of your comfort zone

When we step out of our comfort zone, we gain new experiences which are essential for personal growth. Otherwise, we play safe which nurtures mediocrity and keeps us stuck.

Hence, recognize your comfort zone and guided by your vision, take some steps out of it and learn a new skill, new behavior or change a worldview.

Don’t cover everything

Leaders act in every aspect of their life, and they often take care of the work that isn’t theirs. Instead, they should be focused only on work that just they can do and delegate the work that somebody else can do.

For instance, don’t waste your precious time on writing research papers or presentations, delegate it to cheap paper writing service so you can dedicate to your mission.

Read, read, read

All successful leaders read at least half an hour on a daily basis. It helps them acquire new knowledge, get new ideas and in that way stay competitive in today’s face paced business environment.

Besides, reading ensures the development of verbal intelligence which is crucial for excellent communicative skills, as well as empathy improvement which is essential for holistic leadership.

Establish a lasting expression

Create your expression, a higher purpose that goes beyond yourself and that serves the world. Expression gathers a supportive community of like-minded people who are ready to follow your lead.

Your expression comes naturally when you find, create and use your unique voice and express your true being. This will make a real impact and make a change in your professional and private life.

Use your authentic voice to express your unique ideas, confidence, and commitment. Make a positive change and build your legacy.

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Author: Samantha Gilbert

Samantha R. Gilbert has been working as a journalist at an online-publishing agency in New York, USA for 2 years. She is also professional writing expert in such topics as blogging, modern art and education. Meet Samantha on Twitter (https://twitter.com/Samanth52551362).

9 thoughts on “7 Ways to Find and Develop Your Leadership Voice

  1. Tracey Brockman

    Good read this morning as my dog sits at my feet, cup of coffee at my chair, and reading various books and articles on leadership. Well done, Samantha.

  2. Kenny Foster

    Build relationships, or as I call it, build networks. That is one of the most important characteristics of a great leader. If you develop your personal leader skills, you still will not be able to exercise them unless you know folks who can put you in the right place.

  3. Andrew Dooley

    “Read, read, read” that is the way that helps hone your leadership to something sharp. Thank you Samantha.

  4. Army Captain

    Samantha, this is the type of article from guests that I like to see here at Gen. Satterfield’s leadership blog. Keep up the good works.

  5. Janna Faulkner

    Wow, nice article and I think you hit all the main areas on how to develop your leadership. Well done!

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