Showing Uncommon Commitment is a leadership law that may seem antiquated, not what most people expect from today's modern leaders, but it is there and does exist. Therefore, it should be one of the first things people and organizations look for in a modern leader.
Uncommon Commitment should not be too difficult to spot in a leader. They show their Uncommon Commitment in everything they do. It surrounds them and permeates within and throughout them. Thus leaving you with no doubt that the leader’s commitment and dedication to her peers, subordinates, the people she leads, the people she follows, her organization and its mission and vision is something she fully believes in and lives everyday.
How does Uncommon Commitment differ from plain old commitment? In the workplace, Uncommon Commitment refers to the dedication that goes beyond what is initially expected in a relationship between a manager and a subordinate, among co-workers or between the employee and the organization. The uncommon commitment exhibited by an individual, especially by a leader, is that it secures a dedication to nothing less than the best an individual can offer and attain. The result of that dedication to the best is just that: the best.
The same logic applies to personal life. Remember you have to fully believe in what you are committed to as well as living that commitment. That means living it 24/7 and not just 8 to 5 Monday through Friday. Your dedication and uncommon commitment has to run the gamut of your life and it has to be genuine and authentic. Anything less, then why bother?
Just like anything you are work for, if you find yourself working with the best people, the best product, the best organization, then you are going to make, produce, buy, manufacture or sell the best. It is really that simple.
So, why not strive to be the best by uncommonly committing to the best? Who knows you might just get there.
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