Doing And Leading

The difference between doing and leading can be the defining difference in your job and career.

By Brent Filson - 07/09

Is there a difference between simply doing a job and taking leadership of that job?  Your answer tells a lot about your leadership today and tomorrow.   

The answer is "yes," of course.  There is a big difference between doing and leading

After all, in whatever job you tackle, when you are not just doing the job but taking leadership of that job, you are more innovative, adaptable, and motivated.

Understanding this difference can have important, practical applications in your daily leadership activities.  Challenge all the people you lead to not do the task at hand but actually take leadership of that task. 

(Mind you, I’m not just talking about those people who report to you.  You can also “lead” others — your boss, your colleagues, your team members.  Whenever you try to persuade someone to take action, in that moment, in that situation, you are in point of fact a leader.  If you do not see yourself as a leader, you diminish your results-producing capabilities.)  

When people say they’ll lead not do, then agree with them on the leadership actions they’ll take.  Hold them accountable for those actions.  In doing so, you will not only boost the effectiveness of your job performance but lay the groundwork for long term career success.

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"Brent Filson knows how to help others get results! His programs are proven in a variety of settings including industry, government, non-profit and the military proving that the way he practices and coaches leadership can work for any organization willing to invest the time and energy necessary to influence their people to produce at their highest productivity levels.”
—Joe Javorski, Director, Worldwide Staffing, Analog Devices

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“One of the key components of Brent’s methodologies is their tremendous value in driving monumental change through the leadership of others in the matrix supporting your cause. The actions of developing cause leaders has allowed ordinary teams in my organization to achieve extraordinary results.”
—Robert Cancalosi, Global General Manager, General Electric Medical

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On my web site, http://www.actionleadership.com you’ll find many of my books, articles, interviews, course descriptions, and instruction methodologies that will help you in many ways boost your job performance and advance your career by helping your clients get the right results in the right ways.

Best wishes,

Brent Filson
Brent Filson
413-458-4403
http://www.actionleadership.com