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First Steps in Your New Leadership Role – Part 2

essential first steps for new leaders | BIGG SuccessToday on The BIGG Success Show, we continue our discussion with Kevin Eikenberry. Kevin is a best-selling author and a leading authority on leadership.

Last time, we talked about the underlying skill of all effective leaders. Listen to this show to discover:

  • a critical thing you must learn from your new boss
  • how to understand your boss’ communication style
  • what to do if your boss isn’t communicative
  • how to address the changing relationship with your team members
  • how to interact with your new peers now that you are at a new level
  • how to avoid having a daunting to-do list

Click a player to hear Kevin talk with George & Mary-Lynn on The BIGG Success Show Podcast! (Runtime 6:50)


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Please join us next time when Kevin discusses how to deal with the person who got passed over for the promotion and now answers to you.

Success in Your New Leadership Role Part 1

Success in Your New Leadership Role Part 3

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Bud to Boss
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Leadership Training Camp
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Coaching Training Camp
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First Steps in Your New Leadership Role – Part 1

essential first steps for new leaders | BIGG SuccessWe were to so happy to chat with Kevin Eikenberry on The BIGG Success Show again. Kevin is the Chief Potential Officer at his leadership and learning company, The Kevin Eikenberry Group.

As a speaker and best-selling author, Kevin is a thought leader on leadership today. His most recent book, From Bud to Boss, fills a gap by helping new leaders getting promoted from within the ranks.

We chatted with Kevin about the first steps a new leader should take. Listen to our discussion to hear:

  • the 5 places where you must develop clear expectations
  • what it means if no one is following
  • why you aren’t in charge just because you got the promotion
  • why you need to set clear goals
  • why you need two sets of goals
  • the underlying skill of highly effective leaders

Click a player to hear Kevin talk with George & Mary-Lynn on The BIGG Success Show Podcast! (Runtime 6:45)


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Next time, Kevin shares how to communicate with your former teammates, your new team, and your boss. We hope you’ll join us!

First Steps in Your New Leadership Role – Part 2

If you’d like to learn more from Kevin, check out one or more of these upcoming workshops:

Bud to Boss
Network with other new leaders in this interactive, deep dive into the principles every new leaders needs to know.

Leadership Training Camp
Get the practical and actionable advice you need to create an impact in your life immediately.

Coaching Training Camp
Learn full-proof coaching techniques and discover your own secret sauce to be a great leader.

We are affiliates of these programs. If you appreciate us bringing these opportunities your way, please use the promo code “BIGG” when you register so Kevin knows we sent you his way.

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The First Thing to Do as a New Leader

the thing new leaders do for BIGG SuccessCongratulations! You just got promoted into a new leadership position.

What’s the first thing you should do?

Cut costs?
Allocate more dollars to a new project?
Call a meeting?
All of the above?
None of the above?

Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding!
None of the above.

The first thing you should do is…

Paint a wall of your office

Or do something else that’s really insignificant but will definitely be noticed.

It makes a statement: “I’m the new person in charge here.”

More importantly…

It satisfies your need to “do something”

You have to change something, right? They hired you to make an impact.

So you have to charge in full throttle.

You may be disappointed with the results. How can you prescribe the cure when you have completed your diagnosis?

So go ahead. Paint a wall in your office.

It will satisfy your need to do something.

It keeps you from fixing the unbroken

Many novice leaders jump right in and start making changes.

Sometimes they get it right. More often they don’t.

You can’t afford to waste resources fixing what isn’t broken. Worse yet, you may break something that is working!

So go ahead. “Fix” something like the wall of your office. Give it a new coat of paint.

Step back and admire it. Now you’re ready to proceed.

It buys you time

Time to get to know your people.

Time to listen.

Time to reflect.

Time to discover.

Time to determine what is broken.

Time to design an effective strategic plan.

With a little time, you’ll be able to implement a plan that moves your team to BIGG success!

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Leadership and the Science of Attraction

professional business woman | BIGG SuccessYou know about the Law of Attraction – our results are the manifestations of our thoughts.

Today, we want to focus on the science of attraction. It’s not often discussed outside the world of romance.

However, we must find our leaders attractive or we won’t follow them. So if you want to be an effective leader, it pays to think about the image you portray.

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Package Deal

Have you ever spent time with someone who was incredibly compelling even though they weren’t particularly good-looking?

However, the way they dressed, styled their hair, and everything else about them made for a very attractive package.

Or let’s turn it around.

Have you ever bought a new outfit that just made you feel like a million bucks?

Well, it’s likely that you exuded confidence whenever you wore those clothes. People were attracted to you because you felt good about yourself.

That’s a good investment!

Talk the talk

According to David Feinberg, a psychologist at McMaster University, the perception that people have of us is affected by both the speed at which we speak as well as the pitch we use.

People think fast talkers are more educated.

They also find people who change their tone as they speak more interesting.

There’s a great way to learn how to do this. When you’re getting ready in the morning, talk to yourself in the mirror.

Tell yourself a story.

Make a presentation.

Engage in casual conversation.

Practice any (and every) situation you may face that day.

You’ll do a much better job of talking with others when you first practice talking to yourself!

Walk the walk

Did your mom ever tell you to stand up straight? It turns out she was right.

We’re more attracted to people with good posture.

And there’s a great way to test your posture. You may have done it as a kid. We must admit that we hadn’t done it since. Until now.

So how do you test your posture? Stand up next to a wall.

Good posture implies a certain sense of self-confidence that we find attractive. We want to follow people who believe in themselves.

Sort of makes sense, doesn’t it? By the way, good posture is also good for your health.

The Eyes of the Beholder

You know the old saying, “Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.” But did you know that we’re attracted to people when we like how we look through their eyes?

Flattery, make that sincere flattery, still goes far. If someone sees us as the person we want to be, we like them. A lot.

So compliment people. Not in a “hey, baby, you’re so hot” sort of way. Sincerely. Encourage them.

Most of all listen. Really listen. Not just with your ears, but with your mind and spirit. That’s the best form of flattery of all!

And Deepak Chopra tells us the most important part of the science of attraction. He said:

“The secret of attraction is to love yourself.”

Self-love is the foundation of all love. It leads to BIGG success!

What leadership qualities do you find attractive?

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Transition Tips for New Leaders–Part 2

From Bud to Boss Book Cover | BIGG SuccessToday on The BIGG Success Show, we continued our conversation with Kevin Eikenberry about his fantastic book,
From Bud to Boss: Secrets to a Successful Transition to Remarkable Leadership.

Last time, we talked about the questions to ask when you’re considering a promotion and why leading others is so much more complex than personal leadership.

Hear Kevin talk with George & Mary-Lynn on The BIGG Success Show Podcast. Click a player below to listen.


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Listen to this session to learn:

  • the realization that leads to greater efficiency as a leader
  • the most important communication tool for leaders
  • what you must give your people if you want them to achieve goals
  • the mistake many leaders make which keeps goals from being reached
  • a technique to keep you on track for your goals

We highly recommend this book to you. It’s a must read if you’re considering a promotion to leadership and especially if you’re rising from within the ranks. Go to FromBudtoBoss.com to learn more or check out the Bud to Boss Community.

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