1. Revisit why you lead. Get clear on your purpose, not just your strategies and tactics.Mark Sanborn
  2. Refocus on the most important things you should be doing. It won’t be a long list.
  3. Tend to important relationships. Repair for some and renewal for others might be in order.
  4. Set a few big goals. Aim for the big things that matter. Don’t get distracted by the insignificant.
  5. Pay attention to the difference between activity and accomplishment. It isn’t about how busy you are; it is about how much you get done.
  6. Dig deeper. Don’t stop at first or second thoughts. Think harder than others are willing to do.
  7. Learn something new every day. Go to bed smarter than you woke up.
  8. Develop your team. If your people aren’t getting better, you’re not leading effectively.
  9. Work hard and have fun. Don’t make the two exclusive.
  10. Be grateful and express it frequently to others.
About Mark Sanborn

Mark Sanborn, CSP, CPAE, is president of Sanborn & Associates, Inc., an idea studio dedicated to developing leaders in business and in life. Mark is an international bestselling author and noted expert on leadership, team building, customer service and change.

4 Responses to Top 10 Leadership Strategies for the New Year
  1. […] Top 10 Leadership Strategies for the New Year by Mark Sanborn […]

  2. Excellent points but if only it can be implemented

  3. Man, another great list. Very inspiring. #2 and #5 resonate. Work hard, prioritize, and work smart. It’s not just busy, it’s effective. I believe 80% of one’s energy should also be spend on sales and marketing, especially as a solopreneur. Everything else is distraction.


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