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13 Leadership and Life Principles by Thought Leaders

As we are progressing with our career paths, we start to live our personal and professional lives based on specific sets of principles. We may not even be aware that some of the principles that we have already embraced are significantly contributing toward our decision process and overall success. Also, our continued adaptability for change will make us more ready and prepared for many aspects of “unknown” challenges ahead of us.

“The only thing we know about the future is that it is going to be different”                              ~ Peter F. Drucker

Looking closely at many role models and their tremendous successes in leadership, entrepreneurship, and Fortune 500 CEO’s such as  just to name a few, I arrived at the following conclusion:

#1 Know “Who You Are” – When you know who you are, you are more aware of what you need to change to be how you want to be. The sooner the gaps are found, the faster success and results can be achieved in your personal and professional life.

#2 Live by “Your Values” – This lesson can be very pricey if you are not operating within your values all the time. The more in sync you are with your core values, the better. All decisions will naturally fall into place without ever wondering “what if” or losing a good night of sleep.

#3 Find “Your External Core” – It is a true art, takes commitment and takes consistent practice supported by an underlying passion and desire to build your leadership competencies and conscience.

#4 Make “Your Life – Your Pro-Game” – Be, Act, and live that professional game in everything you do! Have that winning attitude and approach to life.

#5 Define “The Results You Want” – Clarity is everything! Having a clear vision of the result in my life, especially in business, has helped me tremendously to make many positive decisions. These decisions will create key momentum and repeated success over and over.

#6 Recognize “The Power of Actions” – If you are stuck in the planning and analyzing phase, as many of us are at some point in life, then you are not making progress. Often, even just a baby step, is better than standing still.

#7 “Reposition Yourself“ For Full Life Fulfillment – Do what you love and love what you truly do! You will live a fuller, richer and more fulfilling life. When you are on your destiny path, you will only “know”.

#8 Recognize “Life Long Learning = Growing” – To continue learning is essential to your personal and professional growth, especially if you are invisible roles of thought leadership

#9 “Listen More and Talk Less” – This one is my favorite that I learned to embrace fully and understand over the years. Listening skills are so important in everything we do day-to-day, especially if you are leading a large group of people. Peter Drucker sums it up the best, “The most important thing in communication is to hear what isn’t being said.” Give yourself permission to take notes as you listen.

#10 Know the “Power of Networking” – I love technology and the power of social media, but the old-fashioned way of meeting people and building relationships happens face-to-face! Push yourself even if you are at the peak of your career – strategic partnership and alliances will continue to make all the difference.

#11 Follow “Your Passion & Happiness” – Simply put, when you are truly happy, you are delivering happiness to everyone around you by exuding radiant and positive energy. That is so infectious, and it shows in everything you do.

#12 Believe in “Yourself & Your Business” – At the end of the day, if you are not confident in who you are and what are you capable of doing, it is most likely that you will not believe in what you do. If that is the case, it will show to your employees, peers, partners and family members.

#13 Do “Greater Good” – Why am I following thought leaders? I share their values, especially regarding doing a greater good in our communities by making a positive social impact.

Massive success to you on your journey as a transformational thought leader!

Leave a Legacy – A Legacy That Matters!

Be a Legend –  Your Legendary Way!

Learn… Lead… Love…  Izabela Lundberg  (@IzabelaLundberg) is CEO and Founder of Izabela Lundberg International. She is an Executive  Consultant, Trainer & Speaker for Fortune 500 and  Professional Athletes & Coaches. She is #1 International Best Selling Author & Leading Authority of Leadership Transformation From Fear to Greatness. Drawing on her extensive global business management, diversity, and high-performance impact expertise through her work with people from over 80 countries, Izabela also writes and speaks on topics such us  Strategic Leadership & InfluenceLegacy Leadership, & #HighPerformance #Impact.