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Focus on Results

“Thoughts lead to feelings. Feelings lead to actions. Actions lead to results.” – T. Harv Eker

Focus on Results Overview

Leaders are measured on results and effective leaders get results – from themselves and from their team. There are many demands put on a leader so there must be a focus put on those tasks that lead to the most important results expected from the leader.

Why Focus on Results is Important to a Leader

The leader’s performance is dependent on how focused they are on results. The leader must know their goals and spend the appropriate time to plan how to achieve the goals. But, focus is the most important component in achieving the goals. Do not become distracted; rather, continually measure how well progress is being made toward the goals.Focus on results


Benefits for the Leader

Leaders who are focused on results will likely achieve results. Focus on results is contagious. A leader’s attention to priority tasks and a continual focus on what needs to be done is a model to team members. If the leader is focused, team members will be as well and the results will be beyond what is expected.

Top 3 Coaches Recommendations for Focus on Results
  1. Develop a goal notebook. On each page of the notebook, list a personal or professional goal you desire to achieve. Below each goal, list the reasons for achieving it, steps to achieve, resources needed, and a realistic schedule to achieve the goal.
  2. Model a high level of productivity to your team members. Be organized and do not waste time. Be busy but be busy doing your priority tasks.
  3. Consider how often you delegate tasks and empower others to achieve. You work as part of various teams. The best results occur when delegation and empowerment are integral to a work team.
Measure and Improve Your Focus on Results

Be determined to improve your focus on results skills and behaviors. Take the short focus on results self-assessment on this page to identify where to improve your focus on results skills and behaviors. Then, get more coaches’ recommendations in Chapter 16 of The Leadership Compass: Mapping Your Leadership Direction to help you fine-tune your focus on results skills and behaviors.

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Self-Assessment

Focus on Results

Measure your focus on results skills and behaviors!

Select your level of agreement with each statement in the self-assessment.
When answering the questions, consider how others might evaluate your focus on results.

 

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