We’re in the fifth week of our focus on Step 3 in our Leader in You® framework called ACT with POWER.
As a reminder, we use the word “POWER” as an acronym to help you remember five core actions that powerful leaders must do to move forward on important issues and initiatives.
- Possibility Mindset: “What’s possible in this situation?”
- Ownership and Transparency: “Why does this matter to me, the team, and the company?”
- We-Focus: “What’s our shared vision or goal and how can we best move forward together?”
- Enable Action: “What action can we take to move forward?”
- Review and Refine: “What’s working and what’s not working?”
Today, we’re talking about the R which stands for Review and Refine.
Review and Refine
It may sound easy, but this is a step that leaders often miss. It’s important to schedule regular check-ins to allow yourself and the team to influence each other on successes, challenges, and ideas for moving forward.
The questions to ask yourself and your team are, “What’s working? What’s not working? How/what do we need to shift in order to continue moving forward toward success?”
The most successful leaders understand that things don’t always go according to plan. They understand the importance of setting up consistent check ins with their team.
Leadership is a dynamic process
with many moving parts.
It’s important to celebrate successes,
learn from mistakes,
and course correct along the way.
Seek to influence your team with updates and then allow them to influence you with what they’re seeing and experiencing. Then together, agree on how you’ll move forward.
When you work with our Leader in You framework, you’ll increase your success, engage others to support your efforts, and stay on track as you navigate the opportunities and challenges that each day brings.
And, we understand that all of these steps can be overwhelming to try out at the same time! Whether you’re PAUSING, REFLECTING, and/or leading with one (or any combination) of the ACT with POWER steps, you’ll find greater success in your leadership.
As you continue to practice this framework,
you’ll notice that it becomes easier
to both influence your world
and be influenced by your world,
and to invite others to do the same.
As always, let us know how it’s going!