Expert advice on Business Leadership and tips on becoming a more effective Leader.

Leadership Lesson: Winning in Business

Legendary football coach Vince Lombardi said, “Winning is not a sometimes thing, it’s an all the time thing. You don’t win once in a while, you don’t do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time.

Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.” To produce the best results in your business or organization requires knowing what it takes to win. Great business leaders have adapted proven skills and habits into their everyday life.

Below are 3 areas that will help you increase your winning percentage:

Leadership

To win in business or as an entrepreneur requires leadership skills. Leadership is simply the ability to influence others. It provides you with the ability to move your people and organization toward a better future. When you positively influence your people it will lead to them being loyal and dedicated to the organization, which will result in higher customer retention. I encourage you to invest time and effort into growing your leadership abilities.

Relationship skills

It’s important to remember winning with people will help you win in business. This is because people are a major factor when it comes to having a successful business or organization. When you take time to relate, value, and appreciate your people they will in turn take care of your customers or clients. Remember and apply these relationships skills into your life: follow the Golden Rule, focus on common interests, talk less so you can listen more, show empathy and sympathy, and add value to the relationship. These skills will allow you to better build relationships and connect with your employees, customers, and potential customers.

Effective Communication

Being able to communicate your ideas and thoughts during a conversation or speech is essential when it comes to winning in business. However, the words we speak must be in line with our actions.

When a business leader says one thing but fails to follow through with the example or actions they are in danger of losing trust and respect with their employees and customers. To effectively communicate make sure your words and behaviors are consistent with the company purpose, vision, goals, and vales.

Questions: What else can help a leader win in business? What is the most important factor to winning in business?
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Dan Black has a passion to help people of influence reach their potential. He writes about leadership at danblackonleadership.com. You can connect with him on Twitter and also get a free leadership quote eBook by clicking here.

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