Commanding respect as a leader is all about alignment. Meaning that your mindset, communication and actions are reflections of one another, rather than at odds. Too often, leaders try to spout out all the ‘correct’ answers – but they’re not showing up in alignment with their activity and priorities.
We have to take the time to define your leadership style, priorities and the way you are committed to making others feel. Once you understand those pieces of the puzzle within the greater picture of your values and the impact you desire to have, you can start to realign your actions and words. This is about telling a cohesive story and creating a cohesive identity so that others know what to expect of you. Consistency in leadership builds trust and respect.
A few questions to consider if you feel like you aren’t being heard/taken seriously as a leader at work:
-Am I backing up my words with my actions?
-Am I communicating my original thoughts on a regular basis?
-Am I demonstrating leadership, or waiting for a chance?
-What would I do differently—and why?
My name is Laura Weldy, and I’m a women’s leadership coach. I help women in the workplace become confident leaders by tackling their mindset head on so they can think like a leader before they have the job title. I do this through professional coaching, virtual coaching, small group masterminds and powerful courses. If you’re looking to become more successful and fulfilled at work, let’s talk! I’d love to help you build an action plan for success. Click here to apply for a free coaching consultation with me directly!