Teaching Tips to Create an Impact as a Leader
How many times have you attended a webinar, conference, or even listened to a podcast and felt like the conversation only skimmed the surface?
Were you hoping they would dive deeper into the conversation?
- Discuss the journey in more detail.
- Address the challenges and how they overcame them.
- Share what worked and what didn’t work.
- Explain the thought process behind the decisions they made.
As leaders in small business, many of our members, clients, peers, and team members are thirsty for knowledge. Information and experiences they can learn from so they can excel in their roles.
Some of the biggest struggles with educating others include:
- What details to include
- Fear of what others will think
- Fear of oversharing and increasing competition
- Fear of oversharing and diminishing own value
- How to share so others achieve results
These struggles contribute to the abundance of shallow conversations and thirst for actionable knowledge. They also contribute to the lack of trust and decline in attendance for educational events whether online or in-person."Shallow conversations can contribute to the lack of trust and decline in attendance for educational events whether online or in-person." Click To Tweet
So as leaders in small business, how can we fix this? How can we dive into deeper conversations with our community, clients, peers, and teams?
Teaching Tips for Your Leadership Role
- COMMUNITY LEADERS: Help your community understand how taking action will benefit them by providing context, your thought process, or examples they can apply to their own situation.
- INDUSTRY LEADERS: Build in time for peers to implement the lessons so they can practice and receive live feedback. If not now, then when?
- MANAGING LEADERS: Who can you mentor more this week? Your team is a reflection of your ability to lead. When they perform well then everyone’s output increases.
- FOUNDING LEADERS: If you have a team member struggling with a task, find out why. Then set aside time to clarify the process, who it impacts and the importance.
- EXECUTIVE LEADERS: Schedule regular company meetings to emphasize the role and impact of each team towards the company vision. This reduces the silo effect where teams operate independently unaware of their effect on others.
Teaching in an Industry Leader Role
Last week, I led a session at the Event Business Virtual Summit. My goal was not to just share my knowledge, but for attendees to understand the benefits and start to implement the lesson in their business. As attendees, many times when we do find in-depth knowledge there is a gap in execution after the event.
When we don’t execute on the lessons taught, the knowledge can fade.
Realizing this I divided my session into 4 components: teaching, executing, coaching, questions. I wanted to make the most of our time together and move them forward in the process so they could see individual results quicker. The key is creating momentum. 🏄♀️ How can you help others achieve a quick win so they feel encouraged to continue with the process?
Creating Momentum in a Community Leader Role
In the Little Black Desk Society Masterminds as part of our planning we incorporate “quick wins” for monthly projects. When faced with big projects it is easy to feel overwhelmed and delay getting started. Purposefully creating a quick win provides the momentum many of us need to get started and push through the project.
If you are looking for leadership support, whether you are leading your community, clients, or team, I encourage you to join me in the Masterminds. The Masterminds are unique to your leadership role in business so you are working with women who will dive into the deep end with you.
Enrollment closes Friday, June 21, 9:00pm CST.