Be effective...


Like many my age, I am aware of the phenomenon of social media influencers… and don’t altogether get it. While Ms. Kardashian's quote is presumably referring to physical fitness, we might want to expand that to many other kinds of personal and professional fitness. Like being fit at being effective. Effective people don't just know what to do--they know why. They have a long-term goal. They have short-term goals that support their long-term goals. In short, they have purpose--and that purpose informs everything they do. For business leaders, that includes (but is certainly not limited to) practicing emotional intelligence effectively, being an effective coach and communicator, being an effective strategist, and continually improving those skills. A leader is responsible for being effective themselves and for the effectiveness of all who report to them, and for continually improving everyone’s individual and collective levels of effectiveness. To do that, they should focus on continuous learning, networking, and so many other initiatives that go into self-improvement. And then practicing what they learn to improve their skills and those of those they supervise. Plan to be fit in every way today.

 

Khloe Kardashian (born 1984): American Media Personality, Internet Influencer, and Model