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The Leadership Shift: From "Doer" to Leader

Conscious Leadership
September 02, 20223 min read

In order to be an effective leader, you need to shift your focus from doing tasks yourself to directing and motivating others. It can be a difficult transition, but it's essential if you want your team to be successful.

The first step is recognizing that you can't do everything yourself. You need to delegate tasks and responsibilities to your team members, and trust them to get the job done.

Here are 5 tips on how to effectively go from a "doer" to a leader:

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Figure out how your people want to be led and served

To figure out how your people want to be led, you need to understand what motivates them. Not everyone is motivated in the same way that you are motivated. Some people are motivated by money, some are not. Figure out how your people want to be led - that's how you get the best results. How do find out how your people want to be led and what is important to them? Just ask!

Set Clear Expectations

Setting clear expectations is essential for a successful team. As an over-achiever, you likely don't need someone else setting expectations for you. In fact, as a leader, you likely set them for yourself. Not everyone is capable of coming up with their own expectations. They need guidance from a strong leader. Remember, clear is kind.

When everyone knows what is expected of them, they can be more productive. Clear expectations help to eliminate confusion and ensure that everyone is working towards the same goal. It's important to be clear about what you expect from your team and what they can expect from you. This way, there are no surprises and everyone is on the same page.

Manage Tasks. Lead People.

As a conscious leader, you should focus on managing tasks, not people. It is your responsibility to lead your people in the right direction, not mange their every move. Avoid micromanagement and allow your team the freedom to manage their work and their day. When you focus on leading your people, you are focused on their development and helping them reach their potential. This can often lead to better long-term results because people feel appreciated and supported by their leader.

The Compliment Sandwich

The compliment sandwich is a technique used to give constructive feedback. The idea is to start with a compliment, then give constructive feedback, and follow up with an opportunity for growth. This technique shows that you are supportive and want to see them improve - both for the sake of the company and the individual.

Transparency: Be Open and Honest

As a leader, it is important to be clear and open and honest about what you need and why you need it. People will be more likely to show up and do the work if they know why they are doing it. When you are clear and open and honest, people feel appreciated and supported by their leader. They know that they can trust you to lead them in the right direction. Transparency is essential for a successful team - it eliminates confusion and frustration while building a trust and loyalty within your team.

Making the transition from doer to leader can be difficult, but it's essential for your team's success. It takes time and effort to learn how to effectively lead others, but with practice you can become a great leader. Remember to set clear expectations, manage tasks, and lead people. Be transparent and honest with your team and always remember: Clear Is Kind. And don't forget the compliment sandwich - it's a great way to give constructive feedback. These are the keys to becoming an effective leader.

Ryann Dowdy

Ryann Dowdy is a community builder and expert in sales. She's built multiple 7-figure businesses of her own - and helped hundreds of women successfully build the 6 and 7-figure businesses of their dreams. Women have been drawn to her programs not only for her incredible expertise, but also for the community and connection opportunities they find themselves missing in their everyday lives. Today, as founder of Be in the Room, Ryann's mission is to create a space for women to come together and be fearlessly themselves while empowering the next generation of female leaders.

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