If you want your staff to be happier and more enthusiastic about their jobs, you will need to learn skills that will help make leading your team more productive and personally rewarding than you ever expected. To begin your journey of discovery, here are 4 of my Pearls of leadership wisdom and some practical steps you can take to turn insight into action:
– If you want to be a more effective leader in your company, you have to study leadership.
Question: Are you reading leadership books or listening to leadership CD’s that will take you where you want to go in the next five years?
– You have to process your leadership inwardly.
Question: Are you taking time to self-reflect if you are becoming the leader you want to be?
– You have to practice your leadership outwardly.
Question: Are you applying your leadership strengths in your daily work as a leader and seeking feedback from others regularly on your leadership effectiveness with them?
– You have to be willing to pass your leadership skills to others.
Question: Who are you developing to take your place? At the end of your life, you will not be asked what you have accomplished, but who have you helped.
“Self-knowledge is the beginning of self-improvement.” (Spanish proverb) It may take some time to sort through the various ideas to find one that fits you. Be patient, but determined. Find your special talents. Remember, “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” (Peter Drucker)