Positioning yourself as a leader will make your work more meaningful and advance your career. You can gain influence based on your title, or on knowledge and skills you already possess.

While it could take years to climb the ladder into senior management, tapping into your personal strengths is something you can start doing right now.

If you learn how to use your current assets you can build your influence in the workplace.

Welcome, to the MOORE Leadership Moment, where I equip aspiring leaders to lead with confidence, emerging leaders to expand their influence, and accomplished leaders to achieve significance! If that sounds like you, then you’re in the right place.

In this moment, we’re going to discuss using your knowledge to position yourself as a leader!

Are you ready? Then let’s do this!

#1, Read daily

Pick up books about business advice or any topic that interests you. The more you read, the better prepared you’ll be to contribute to any discussion. You’ll sound like a leader whether you’re engaging in small talk or critiquing a new logo.

#2, Sign up for training

Take advantage of programs your employer offers. Brush up on your high school Spanish or become proficient with a new software package. Never fail to take advantage of an opportunity to grow.

#3, Browse during breaks.

Those brief intervals you spend on hold or pausing between meetings can be put to good use. Break out your phone and search for industry news. You’ll stand out if you’re the first one to notice a major lawsuit or merger.

#4, Take a course

Many adults juggle full time jobs while going back to school. Schedule an appointment at your local university to see what you need to complete your degree. Research certifications for professionals in your industry and take a course to earn one.

#5, Consult an expert

Contact others in your network who would be willing to share their wisdom. Interview a colleague who has published a new book and promote their work on social media. You’ll both benefit from increased information and publicity.

#6, Shadow a star employee

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, a high performer may be pleased to show you the ropes. Let them know that you admire their style. Offer to assist them with specific tasks so you can learn from their example.

You can transform yourself into the kind of leader other employees will want to follow. Your knowledge is a valuable resource that can help you to develop your talents and inspire others. As your knowledge increases, so will your influence.

Are you using your knowledge to position yourself as a leader?

#YourLeadershipGuide
Kim


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