As someone in a leadership role or someone who oversees leaders in your organization are you taking the necessary steps to safeguard that those who report to you are leveraging their own capacity for the better good of all? Are you doing that for yourself as well?
Organizations may have people in leadership roles where the following are missing:
- An articulated purpose that is shared amongst the individuals that are being worked with;
- Clear understanding of the power and dynamics that each leader has too work with at a formal and informal level;
- Vested understanding of the roles and systems in place for the direct reports involved.
Spending time and energy on learning the latest leadership development concepts and models is tempting. However, the real work may be engaging in your own leadership development. In other words, use our own tool-kit to identify our own leadership challenges. In doing so you are in a better position to develop the leaders around you.
What actions are you taking around leadership development in your organization?
Marie-Helene Sakowski – Business Change & Transition – firstname.lastname@example.org