Inspire with Great Leadership
6 Ways to Inspire with Great Leadership
Fact: At the heart of inspiration is great leadership – if you want to inspire action and loyalty, then there is a proven formula I have been practicing and refining over the past 30 years that I want to share with you. To make the big shift from entrepreneur to 7-figure enterprise, you need a roadmap. And, this is why I developed my S.C.A.L.E. Formula® that I have used to build many of my companies and in coaching thousands of business owners.
Hi, it’s Allison. I am a 10-time entrepreneur, and I want to give you the roadmap to S.C.A.L.E.
To reach your pinnacle and elevate toward 7-figure enterprise success, you need to learn to scale. Scaling basically means replicating your impact and talents beyond yourself, so that you can reach a much larger market and expand your revenue. Let’s take the next step toward inspiring leadership and your team’s loyalty. Here are my 6 ways to inspire with great leadership.
The 5 Elements of my S.C.A.L.E Formula® are:
1. Strategic Vision 2. Cash flow 3. Alliance of your team 4. Leadership and 5. Executing Your Plan.
In this post, I cover part 4, defining leadership, or what I call, Becoming the Leader you Were Meant to Be.
Becoming the Leader you were Meant to Be
Make the shift from expecting loyalty within your team to inspiring loyalty with great leadership. Your Alliance is a strong and talented team. They deserve great leadership from you, and you deserve to see it in yourself. To inspire than just action, inspire loyalty with the kind of leadership that is bigger than yourself. If you choose to lead, you will make the big shift from entrepreneur to 7-figure enterprise.
Great Leadership: Leading others to action while inspiring loyalty
The Big Shift: Inspiring instead of expecting loyalty from Your Alliance
The growth that you desire from your business is larger than you, and the goals you set are larger than Your Alliance. It is a big picture that scales your business and up-levels everyone’s experience. To become the leader you were meant to be requires great leadership. The formula is laid out in front of you, but first I want to share 6 ways to inspire loyalty with great leadership.
6 Things You Need to Understand About Leadership
The S.C.A.L.E Formula® – Step #4: Defining Leadership. Just like the thousands of entrepreneurs that I have worked with, you need to recognize great leadership. The massive success that I am talking about, scaling your business to make the big shift from entrepreneur to 7-figure enterprise, depends on you becoming the leader you were meant to be. Here are my 6 ways to inspire with great leadership.
- Instill Trust.
Trust is a 2-way street. If you instill trust, you will receive trust in return. Do not fall into the trap of causing personal doubt, from yourself to your team members. Second guessing and looking over shoulders is not a way to inspire great leadership, let alone make the big shift from entrepreneur to 7-figure enterprise.
Trust is an essential part of doing your job to inspire with great leadership. It is as simple as entrusting Your Alliance to get the job done. In return, they will work harder to reach the goals you set, especially if they trust in your strategic vision as a leader.
- Encourage Development.
Think of team development as an opportunity, not a burden. You are an entrepreneur at heart, and at the heart of it all is passion. Think of opportunities for development as an open invitation for You Alliance to follow their passions. What excites them about their position? Encourage them to become invested in how they play into the big picture.
Your team (just like you) craves meaning in their life. Shift from seeing team development as a burden and see it as an opportunity, and you will make the big shift from entrepreneur to 7-figure enterprise. If you inspire with great leadership, you will inspire passion and expansion amongst your team.
- Lead by Example.
From the bottom to the top, leadership begins with you – inspire with your example. More often than not, a leader is expected to have more responsibility than their team members. However, you are not more important, held to a different standard or “above” any work that you expect of Your Alliance. Make the shift from devaluing tasks as menial or unimportant, and do whatever it takes for your company to be successful so everyone around you will too.
A leading entrepreneur acts as a role model. The CEO of a 7-figure enterprise acts as a leader. There is a difference between demanding action and expecting loyalty, and causing action and inspiring loyalty. And, that difference is in how you lead by example and inspire with great leadership.
- Create Clarity.
You are at the helm, steer with a clear compass – clarify the goals and clarify the direction. Leadership requires you to not only be clear in your strategic vision, but in how you lead your team to implement that strategic vision day-in and day-out. The short-term and long-term must be clear to Your Alliance. Otherwise, the roadmap feels like a road to nowhere. Create clarity and you will inspire with great leadership.
- Keep Connected.
Remember the human aspect of it all, and connect with Your Alliance. At the very basic level, Your Alliance is human. Yes, there is a boundary between personal and professional that should be maintained. However, there is also a human element that you must acknowledge if you are going to make the big shift from entrepreneur to 7-figure enterprise.
Every team member will undergo trials and tribulations, successes and celebrations. Stay connected! Do you know when your team members have major life milestones, like a birth, death, marriage or divorce? Great leadership inspires because it cultivates care and values compassion. When you practice great leadership, your team will return the favor with loyalty.
- Stay Open, Stay Honest.
There is nothing that inspires action and loyalty more than leading with honesty. Trust and confidence grow with open and honest communication. Transparency is key if you want to create a sense of inclusion within Your Alliance. Team members will thrive and stay longer if they feel as if they have skin in the game and are an integral part of the big picture.
It becomes infinitely easier to up-level your success if you lead with honesty and work towards a common goal. Leadership is not easy, but great leadership is the key to reaching your pinnacle. Choose to lead your team by choosing to inspire action and loyalty, and you will make the big shift from entrepreneur to 7-figure enterprise.
Take the Next Step
There is no one-size-fits-all solution, but there is a proven formula to scale your business. And, the roadmap to get there is my S.C.A.L.E. formula. Step into step into results, step into leadership and step into a CEO success network. And, become the leader you were meant to be. Bottom line: Great leadership will transform your business!
Making the big shift from entrepreneur to 7-figure enterprise requires a breakthrough. Step into the inner circle with me! And, the next step is inspiring with great leadership. At the end of the road awaits a CEO success network full of influencers, movers and shakers, and valuable connections that have all followed this exact roadmap. It’s time to experience your next breakthrough!
The Big Shift: The CEO Success Network
As you begin to scale your business, you are shifting from entrepreneur to leader, building a strong company culture and loyal customer following that cannot help but refer you to all their friends. You face the challenges of letting some people go that cannot grow with you, while taking bigger risks than ever before. You find yourself getting better at making unpopular decisions. Yet, you are ready to inspire your team with something beyond money and profit.
If you can relate, there’s a place for you. The CEO Success Network Retreat. This very exclusive 3-Day ‘think-tank’ and powerful training on the beach in Coronado, CA on August 12-14th. This is for advanced business owners that are ready to scale. Join leaders of the country’s most dynamic businesses for a rare chance to build strategic relationships, formulate real growth and walk away inspired…with a plan. www.ceosuccessnetwork.com
Allison Maslan is a serial entrepreneur of 10 of her own companies. She is a No. 1 Bestselling Author and CEO of Allison Maslan International where she mentors big thinking entrepreneurs to grow high-revenue businesses and healthy and passionate lives in her year long mastermind program, The Pinnacle. She also has the hit online show, The Allie & You Business and Lifestyle Success Show on iTunes. Get access to her latest show here. Allison has been an expert guest on ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox Stations across the US and was featured in Success Magazine. Grab a copy of her FREE CD, 8 Millionaire Secrets of Successful Entrepreneurs HERE. For more information about our business coaching and mentoring services, call us! 888-844-3550.