Powerful Tactics to Lead Without a Title

Leadership TacticsIn many ways, the whole idea behind Leading Without a Title is the democratization of leadership. Yes, positions are important to the smooth running of any organization (whether that organization is a business or a community or a family). Having said that, the new model of leadership (leadership 2.0) is all about every single stakeholder showing leadership in the work they do. This is really all about distributed leadership. Every single person who works within a business, for example, owns the responsibility of showing leadership at their craft. Every single teammate is the CEO of their own small business unit called their job.

Tactic #1: If you can’t lead yourself, you can’t lead others. We have no business leading others into greatness if our own personal lives are a train-wreck. Being successful in the game of life precedes great leadership. Face whatever personal issues you’ve been avoiding head on and clean up on all fronts.

Tactic #2: Never make anyone feel as if there isn’t room in the life boat. No matter the mistake, no matter what mile a person is at on their road to mastery, always be ready and willing to throw a life line – lend a hand, offer insight, donate your time, run out for coffee. The winners understand that strengthening capacity at every level, in every person, is the way to win.

Tactic #3: Watch Invictus. Clint Eastwood’s excellent and entertaining reminder of great leadership. Morgan Freeman performs as Nelson Mandela. The film, teaches us how to eloquently execute astonishing acts of forgiveness, compassion and moving upward when circumstances and people hold the potential to yank you into victimhood.

Tactic #4: Stay Strong “secure your oxygen mask first before assisting others.” Do you know where your oxygen comes from? Routine challenging exercise, healthy eating habits, sleeping deeply, and doing what makes me feel alive and excited is my oxygen. It’s what keeps me strong.

Refuse the lifestyle, the habits and the circumstances that weaken you. Great leaders don’t just own their full potential on the floor or in the field; they claim their potential in all domains of their life. You can’t be great in one arena and mediocre in another. Mistrust will sniff you out and turn you in. Make it an immediate goal to get connected with your oxygen supply.

Keep Leading Without A Title.

Robin Sharma

P.S. To watch “The Leader Who Had No Title” video click here.

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13 Responses to “Powerful Tactics to Lead Without a Title”

  1. Shweta Sharma says:

    Thanks much, Robin for the insights ! You truly wrote all of it there.. very precise. Thanks for leading us towards better.. your page helps me. Best Regards, Shweta.

  2. ravi says:

    you are always a inspiration and a guide for me…..keep soing this grwat work.

  3. Tosin says:

    lolll @ watch Invictus. I wil! This weekend!! Thanks Robin

  4. Anil says:

    Hi Robin, Thanks for the magnificient message. You know, I’ve been practicing the words excellent, remarkable, extraordinary, fantastic and the types. they take me to a greater degree of performance and keeps my team motivated.
    You are such an inspiration. God Bless You.

  5. radhika says:

    thank you sir,it was a really good one to be applied on the life…
    and i will surely try to use these tacticts

  6. sucheta bandyopadhyay says:

    Dear Robin,
    Thanks a lot for reminding again to make it an immediate goal to get connected with my oxygen supply. I needed to hear this exactly at this point of time. Trying my best to get to the next level but it seems I reach there when the time is right.Learning to develop more patience & enjoy the journey but still at times getting anxious about the progress.I want to watch whatever movie you mention to us but they are not always available in all the cities in india.
    Anyways, feeling grateful to you for your guidance.May God shower you with more blessings.

  7. Sangita says:

    Hi Robin,

    THanks for the wonderful insight. Really need to get reconnected with my oxygen supply – that’s an area which is in dire starits given the hectic lifestyle am pursuing at this moment. The message is loud and clear but the path to reconnect may not be easy. However, it’s definitely something that we need to do, given the fact that it will ultimately bring in peace and serenity in our lives.

  8. Ramya S says:

    Hi Robin,
    Thank you for sharing !

  9. pradeep k says:

    Dear Robin,

    Thank you for your simple, genuine and effective tactics. Its great, its strikes a chord as I work along with 8-10
    different nationalities which is not easy . The bottom line is that your tactics are genuine & great!

    Bless you and warm regards

  10. Vinoth Kumar says:

    awekening my insight all the way when i was in trouble to clear my fear and to face the impossible

  11. Tinah says:

    My life has been changed by these insights…….am so gratefull.

  12. tsholofelo says:

    thank you>>these is my first….guess i have to rent ivictus and finish the book…i have an overwhelming feeling that these book is gonna cange my entire life…i am just so scared of the outcome or the process towards it. I am so used to letting things go that dealing or facing my problems is foreign to me..i have identified issues and am learning to take responsibility. the next step is facing and fixing them, how do i go about doing that? please reply via my email.

  13. Shailesh says:

    Thanks for putting all in such a nice way, specifically the summary..

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