IT Management Slideshow: 10 Ways to Stand Out as a LeaderBy Dennis McCafferty | Posted 12-12-2011
Follow through on ideas that matter to your team. Don't over-promise to other departments either, lest you only disappoint.
Base judgments upon data and facts - not personalities or emotions - and you'll emerge as a trusted advisor.
Be Energized by Resistance, not Discouraged
View it as an opportunity to make your best presentation, to engage and convince others of your position.
Carefully Tie Data to Intended Outcomes
Streamline quantified information presentation so numbers strictly support the action item you're pursuing.
Focus on Persuading the Decision Makers
Expending efforts to convince the powerless amounts to an ill-advised use of your time and energy.
Align your Agenda with Company Mission
That transforms your agenda into an organization-supported one.
Prepare for Every Possibility
That way, when it comes time to measure quality of work, you'll look forward to the outcome instead of dreading it.
Embrace the Unknown
Your eagerness to take on uncertainty - backed by thorough preparation - will motivate your teams to do the same.
Cultivate a Culture of Accountability
In pursuing initiatives, encourage team members to set expectations for each other to fuel self-driven motivation.
Separate Nice Gestures from Requests
Saying thank you, imparting kind words and giving little tokens of appreciation show that you are thoughtful. This backfires if you tie these directly to something you want in return.