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Everyday we connect with and forge relationships with new people.
In those few moments of introductions, you need to be able to capture someone's interest and make them remember you.
An 'elevator' pitch or speech is so-named because it's so quick you can tell someone on an elevator ride and draw their interest before the doors open.
This resource will help you form a clear message about you, so you can easily share it with others.
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The Art of the Elevator Pitch: Chris Westfall - Click Here
Traditional leadership has been hierarchical, but this one-size-fits-all method isn’t always the best solution. That’s where tag-team leadership comes in.
At Micron, an international memory and storage solutions company, leadership in the systems solution department is fluid. When a project is identified, one person takes the lead, organizes timelines and meetings, and drives the cross-functional teams’ tasks and deliverables—based on the system issue and the area of focus. The department uses an ARCI model (determining who should be Accountable, Responsible, Consulted and Informed), and the team comes together based on the answers.
The same fluid leadership concept is at play at Indianapolis-based public relations agency Borshoff. Depending on the client, the initiative and the tasks, one member of the account executive team is in charge and the rest of the team falls in line to support where needed.
You might wonder, Who’s in charge? Well, no one person, exactly. That’s because the leadership of these teams changes based on the project and the talent of its members, much like “tagging” the next leader into the game when it’s time. In these situations, leadership is more fluid, less rigid and certainly less conforming.
This type of situational leadership gives new life to teamwork in virtually every industry. Progressive companies are increasingly realizing that the benefits of leadership flexibility outweigh traditional models in certain situations. Even if you don’t think your company is set up for this type of leadership, you can still reap the benefits by making a few leadership shifts in this direction.
Work Is Changing
In the quest to grow as a leader and as a person, you need others' help, you need to learn fast, and it won’t hurt to make your own luck.
Yves Morieux, senior partner at strategy consultancy Boston Consulting Group, has developed an index to show how business complexity has increased sixfold during the past 60 years alone. Organisational complexity — number of procedures, structures, processes, systems, vertical layers and decision approvals — increased by a factor of 35.
To learn fast, you must be interested in people and ideas, not just yourself.
“Be savvy, flexible, learn from mistakes and collaborate with well-connected people,” wrote Shane Snow, the author of “Smartcuts: How Hackers, Innovators, and Icons Accelerate Success.”
Those who learn fast build diverse knowledge pools and tap into the wisdom of mentors to raise their game. They are fast learners for whom questioning, thinking and growing is the norm.
Here Are Five Ways to Learn More, Faster
In this 'Thoughts on Leadership' video, Paul Bridle talks more about the importance of creating an environment at work where employees can 'connect' and 'belong'.
In this 'Thoughts on Leadership' video, Paul Bridle talks about the importance of creating an environment at work where employees can 'connect' and 'belong'.
In this 'Thoughts on Leadership' video, Paul Bridle talks about how important it is to support people to share their learning and knowledge with team colleagues.