Want to Lead? Don’t Fit In

“Fitting in” is a big deal, and in many organizations it’s seen as the way to career longevity.

That’s a problem.


People are influenced by those they see as being “ahead of them.” If you simply match the rest of the workforce and blend in, your influence is diminished. Eventually, you become invisible.

If you want to lead, be willing to raise your personal standards to exceed the common expectations of your organization or work group. “Raising” equates with “elevating.” Once you raise the bar for yourself, you begin to view things from a heightened position that expands your perspective. When that happens, you’re able to see and describe a greater vision for those around you.

What can you start doing now to raise your standards and lead even more effectively??


For more insight into nearly every aspect of leadership, check out the just-released April Leadership Carnival hosted by Sharlyn Lauby, chief mixologist and HR Bartender.

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Steve has designed and delivered leadership and communication programs for some of the world's largest organizations, and has more than 30 years in training, development, and high-level executive coaching. His Roesler Group has created and delivered leadership and talent development internationally for corporations such as Pfizer, Minerals Technologies, Johnson & Johnson, NordCarb Oy Ab, and Specialty Minerals--Europe. Steve is currently involved in the latest update of his Presenting With Impact program, a cross-cultural presentations workshop that has been delivered on five continents to more than 1,000 participants representing nearly 60 nationalities.


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