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The Three Laws:
How to Make Your Leadership Journey
Wally Adamchik, President, FireStarter Speaking and Consulting
have discovered three simple principles that, when properly applied, make your leadership journey incredibly rewarding. Number one: It is all about you. Number two: It is all about them. Number three: It is all about the organization.
Law Three: It Is About the Organization
We come together in associations or businesses to accomplish something that we could not accomplish alone. As an employee, I give you my time and you give me compensation and beneﬁts. As a leader in the organization, you recognize that you are part of the organization, but not the organization itself. Investing your ego and ambition in your job is ﬁne – to a point. In the extreme, it can lead to overbearing, sometimes unethical bosses who think the organization exists to support them. Arrogance ultimately brings failure. The effective leader knows he is part of the team and always works to better the team. The development of strong, new leaders is an essential part of this law. In fact, one of the best legacies a leader can leave is a highly effective organization that performs well in the absence of that leader. It is the insecure leader who wants his successor to fail. Any leader who fails to support an employee – for any reason – hurts the organization, therefore violating law number three. Clearly, there are many layers to each of these principles. But the ﬁrst step to higher effectiveness as a leader is to make the choice to be one. Then, focus on your people. Together you can successfully advance the organization into the future. Once you embrace these three laws, you are on your way to becoming a truly successful leader. Wally Adamchik is president of FireStarter Speaking and Consulting. Visit the Web site at www.beaﬁrestarter.com. He can be reached at 919-673-9499 or wally@beaﬁrestarter.com.
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Law One: It Is All About You
You must make the conscious choice to accept the role of leader. It is not enough to occupy a position of leadership (as deﬁned by a box on the organizational chart with your name on it). In fact, many people have made the choice to lead, and have exercised vast inﬂuence, without being in a so-called “leadership” position. In making the choice to lead, you take responsibility for yourself ﬁrst, and you commit to working on yourself. If you cannot, or will not, lead yourself, you simply cannot lead others. You recognize that you will take some hits in your visible role as leader but you don’t shy away from them. You know your decisions may not always be popular. You understand this comes with the territory and is worth the rewards of leading. Once you have accepted the ﬁrst law, you are ready to move on to the next.
Arrogance ultimately brings failure. The effective leader knows he is part of the team and always works to better the team.
Law Two: It Is All About Them
In this case, “them” refers to those we lead. Your purpose as leader is to engage your employees so they bring 100 percent of themselves to work, every day. As their leader, you create the right environment for them to motivate themselves and to exceed your expectations. You focus on helping them get better at what they do. This helps them to become more productive and to advance. It also shows them that you are, too. It helps you, because they require less supervision – which brings us right to law number three.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Beauty Link - volume 2, issue 2
Beauty Link - volume 2, issue 2
Message from the AACS President and CEA Chair
Letters to the Editor (New!)
Professional Photo Shoots
2010 Annual CEA Convention: Riding the Winds of Change
Beauty Schools 101
Burned: Mixed Messages Can Erode Client Loyalty
The Workings of Washington
AACS Listserve Q&A
Voices from the Classroom
Leadership Lessons: How to Motivate Employees in a Tough Economy
The Three Laws: How to Make Your Leadership Journey Rewarding
Beauty Changes Lives
Nuts and Bolts | Sassoon Academy Student Competition
Associate Member Profiles
New Products & Services
People & Places
Upcoming 2010 Events
New School Members
Index to Advertisers
Beauty Link - volume 2, issue 2