WHAT IS DAY ONE LEADERSHIP ?

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WHAT IF WE JUST HIT “RESET” TODAY ?

The reset would take away all money, jobs, titles, fame, influence, and our memories of who held them. But each one of us would still have all the lessons and insight we’ve gathered living in the world as we know it. We’d just all get to go back to Day One. Imagine today is Day One for you. You get to start over and build yourself as a person from scratch with just one goal in mind: Be a leader. How would you do it? Day One Leadership is about providing an answer to that question.

WHAT IS THIS WEBSITE FOR?

Day One Leadership does not focus on how to become or be an effective manager or CEO, build high performing teams, or acquire wealth, power, and prominence. At least not directly. It focuses on what has to come before that. To be clear – the Day One process can help you move forward in your career and acquire the things we’ve been taught define a leader: respect, prestige, influence, financial and social rewards. However, what’s crucial is the recognition that these things should not be seen as goals in-and-of themselves. Rather they are the natural byproducts that emerge from taking the four steps of Day One Leadership.

BASED ON THE WORK OF DAY ONE LEADERSHIP’S FOUNDER DREW DUDLEY, THE CONTENT ON THIS WEBSITE HELPS YOU IMPLEMENT THE DAY ONE LEADERSHIP PROCESS

The Day One Leadership Process consists of four steps:

  1. Identify the values you want to stand for
  2. Define those values clearly
  3. Commit to doing something to live up to each one of those values today…on Day One.
  4. Treat each day like it is Day One

THE CONTENT ON THIS WEBSITE WILL HELP YOU EXAMINE THE MANY DIFFERENT VALUES LEADERS CAN CHOOSE TO EMBODY ON A DAILY BASIS

Our blog summarizes interviews with leaders from a wide variety of backgrounds, ages, industries and approaches. Each interview is designed to highlight a key leadership value, as well as a variety of other leadership insights that can help you on your leadership journey. Our podcast provides you with immersive interviews with extraordinary leaders that discuss and debate which values are critical to effective leadership, what those values actually mean, and how to effectively embed them in your daily life. You can browse through both the blog and the podcast to learn from the leaders you choose, or search by value to see which interviews and podcasts have dealt with a particular topic. As you explore the content, you’ll no doubt start to identify which values most resonate with you, and determine which ones would be most important for you to start living on Day One.

IDENTIFYING THE VALUES THAT ARE IMPORTANT IS ONLY HALF THE EXERCISE.  

You have got to take ACTION on Day One to create a value-driven culture of leadership. We’re dedicated to helping you do that through the power of questions. Questions are a tremendous driver of human behaviour.  As such, each one of our blog posts and podcasts will provide you with at least one key question for each value.  If you commit to answering that question on Day One, you will have ensured you lived up to the value in question. Here are some examples:

  • IMPACT – “What have I done today to recognize someone else’s leadership?”
  • PASSION – “How have I lived like it’s my first day today?”
  • GROWTH – “What did I do today that might not work, but tried anyway?”
  • EMPOWERMENT – “What did I do to help someone else move closer to a goal today?”
  • CLASS – “How did I elevate a situation instead of escalating it today?”
  • SELF-RESPECT – “What did I do today to be good to myself?”

IF YOUR GOAL IS TO BE A LEADER, CHOOSE TO BE A LEADER TODAY.

Repeat that choice each day. This website is about what leaders should do on Day One.  Which means it’s about what you should do on Day One. Because today is Day One. So is tomorrow. And the day after. Every day is Day One. We hope this website helps you create a value-driven, value-adding culture of leadership!