Musings on

Leadership

By September 8, 2015

What can I do?

All too often, we look to others to change, to fix, to improve, to adjust, to elevate their game, to help us. We wait, we hope, and we often feel stressed and frustrated because it just ain’t happening.

What if – starting today – you stopped waiting for others and simply asked yourself, “What can I do?”

Ask yourself:

What can I do to help my teammates?

What can I do to improve my department?

What can I do to make my position the best it can be?

What can I do to improve my performance?

What can I do to make my company more profitable?

What can I do to improve my efficiency?

What can I do to make our company less wasteful?

What can I do to make my day better?

What can I do to elevate my game?

What can I do to make a customer smile today?

Stop being reactive and waiting around for others. Whether you are an intern or a CEO, being a leader is up to you. Your success is up to you. It’s dependent on your actions, your choices, and your behaviors. There is great power in personal accountability.

Today, stop waiting around for others and start asking yourself “What can I do?” And then go do it.

ABOUT Wendy Maynard

Wendy Maynard is the Strategic Director and co-founder of Kinesis, an award-winning marketing firm and business consultancy. She has over two decades of experience as a marketing strategist, business consultant, and executive coach. You can find her on Twitter and

Read Wendy's Posts