204: Creating Your Leadership Brand Statement with Bill G. Williams
Who says you can't teach an established professional new tricks? Brace yourself for an enlightening journey with our distinguished guest, Bill G Williams, as we venture into the world of mid-career leadership and professional branding. Bill, a leader in his own right, shares his wealth of insights on the art of climbing the career ladder and securing that highly sought-after leadership role. We discuss the power of a cunningly crafted leadership brand statement and its effect on your career trajectory. Plus, you get to hear a personal, career-defining moment from Bill himself that shaped his illustrious career in leadership development.Our conversation dives deeper into the intricacies of mid-career leadership, underscoring self-awareness and the potent potential of a career shock in refining leadership skills. We emphasize the significance of understanding where you currently stand and where you aspire to be as a leader. And not to forget, we throw light upon the indispensable role of trusted advisors, the importance of nurturing authentic relationships, and the merit of treating your team with respect. We further examine the virtues of continuous improvement and authenticity in leadership.Learning from mistakes, focusing on personal growth, leveraging strengths—sounds like a mantra for success, doesn't it? We further dissect these aspects, along with the importance of fostering diversity in your team and effectively navigating the maze of organizational politics. We highlight strategies for assembling your personal board of directors and trusted advisors, and introduce the concept of PI - Performance, Image, and Exposure - as foundational pillars in constructing a leadership brand. Remember, leadership isn't just a role; it's a choice, and how you choose to show up can make or break your career. So, join us, along with Bill G Williams, on this intriguing journey to uncover the secrets of effective leadership.Connect with Bill G. WilliamsLinkedIn | Website | B4Group | Book | NewsletterSupport the showThank you for listening to The Mid-Career GPS Podcast. Please leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts here. Visit https://johnneral.com to download your free "Mid-Career Job Seekers Checklist." Plus, check out other leadership and career resources at https://johnneral.com/resources. Connect with John on LinkedIn here.Follow John on Instagram & Threads @johnneralcoaching. Subscribe to John's YouTube Channel here.