Leadership Tips: Have a Conversation with Yourself | Fierce

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This week is the last full week of March. That means that one quarter is in the books for 2015.

When you look back at the last three months, what are you most proud of? What are you most embarrassed by? What have you learned? What do you think you should have learned?

In order to go where you really want to go, at Fierce, we urge you to have the conversations with yourself. Get very clear about your direction and vision. Be direct.

I always start the year with lofty goals. Hence why I write about having grace with yourself in January. And with the hustle of a new year -comes a demanding first quarter. I am sure you can relate to feeling like many of the things you wanted to accomplish are still lingering.

After hours of conversations with leaders, I find that this time of year is when we all need to stop and revisit intentions. It is such a focus in December and January…and then, life gets the best of us. And now it’s April.

This week’s tip is to find time to write your stump speech. Susan Scott, Founder of Fierce, Inc., recommends that you do this once a year. So if you haven’t yet, carve some time to get away and concentrate.

Answer the questions:

Where are you going?

Why are you going there?

Who is going with you?

How are you going to get there?

Make your speech clear and concise. Be able to share it with anyone who asks…

And even with those who don’t.

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