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1. Add value to people everyday.
2. Subtract your leadership land mines. What can destroy you?
3. Multiply your strengths by developing them.
4. Divide weaknesses by delegating them.
A recent study on mobile applications showed that only 16% of users will try a failing app more than twice.
This study proved to show that if the application failed to open on the first try, the user will simply hit delete and not return. In most instances, there is more than one app that has the same functioning capabilities and the user will move on hoping to find an app that works for them.
There are four reasons that lead to user app deletion upon their first try:
1. Things are weird
2. It takes too long
3. It is not clear and concise
4. There is no purpose
In leadership and life, these reasons can often lead to why people walk into our lives and unfortunately do not return. As leaders, we are expected to keep those around us moving forward by refining the relationships we have with them.
Things are weird.
If people are not ‘normal’ or just relatable, things can tend to get pretty awkward and weird. Great leaders provide a relational ability that others are able to follow and connect with. The ways that you become relational and relatable are to put yourself out there, be open to new experiences, and by not judging those around you.
It takes too long.
Most people already are uncomfortable the first time they open up to a new relationship, new job, new community, new meeting etc.… If we take for granted the time that we have, it can become a painful experience for those giving us their time. It is typically known that if you are ‘on-time’ you are late. Respect the time that others give you and make the best of each opportunity that you are given.
It is not clear and concise.
Too often there is so much going on that we get lost in the clutter of information and lines of miscommunication. Well-defined leaders communicate efficiently. Having a plan immediately shows that you know what is going on. It shows that you care about moving forward and have a vision for the future. Have a plan, communicate well, and be easily accessible to those around you are great steps to being clear and concise.
There is no purpose.
People don’t buy what or how you do things, they buy why you do it. When you know why you are doing something – something that you really care about, you do not have to be pushed. There must be something that pulls those around you to return. Why do you do what you do?