Shot 12: BIG SHOT

By: Tom Newhouse in Leadership, 2 years ago

A Shot is a poignant leadership tip from “a rifle.”  Yes, leadership coach, Tom Newhouse, uses a rifle from his farming heritage to “tell it like it is.” —­­

I WANTED TO BE A BIGGER RIFLE with more range and power.  I guess what I really wanted was to expand my influence.  What could I do?  Aaah, I went after the three A’s:  Be Accurate—shoot straight and make every shot count.  Be Available—be in the right place at the right time.  Be Accountable—own up to what I did or did not do. 

Some say leadership is influence.  Hard to argue with that.  How about Shot’s Triple A plan for influence?  Oh, no doubt there are other things that factor into influence, but you’ll have a really hard time implementing them without being Accurate, Available, and Accountable.  Take it from a rifle who learned to get it right, be present, and take responsibility.  

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