Three Tenets of Success For Leaders - Corwin Harper

  1. Don’t be afraid to take risks: “Effective leaders take a series of small risks every day and empower those around them to do the same.” By being transparent about the risks you take, it ensures that everyone’s perspectives are heard, thus allowing the company to grow rapidly. With risks come failures, but it is important to learn and grow from these failures. Challenge conventional norms and encourage your team to get comfortable with taking risks.
  2. Build on existing infrastructure: “The secret to building an innovative product is not always about inventing something entirely new from scratch. Instead, it’s about making user-centric adjustments to existing products or services to deliver a unique and customized experience for your consumer.” Use the foundational values of the industry and build on them. “It’s evolution, not revolution.”
  3. Embracing diversity: It is no secret that diversity, equity, and inclusion has become a driving factor of success for companies today. Studies show that diverse teams perform better than homogenous teams. Creating diverse teams comes with several benefits — fuels innovation, fosters new ideas, and exposes people to new cultures, perspectives, and experiences. A company’s success begins with its leadership. Set the tone at the top and you will begin to see positive behaviors being exhibited throughout each level of the organization. “Leading with purpose isn’t easy, but those leaders who master it will find that it’s a force multiplier that produces ripple effects throughout their organizations.” This approach instills vision and drive in every employee, thus elevating the business to new levels. Ultimately, having a diverse team serves as a competitive advantage. Having diverse perspectives leads to innovation, deepens connections between people, and creates a sense of shared purpose.

--

--

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store