While anyone can be a leader, not everyone is in that prized position with the official title and role. Perhaps it’s time for a promotion. But, how does one get that to happen exactly? More so than might be freely admitted, getting promoted is often less about time in position, expertise, and experience,
Being a manager means you track numbers, quotas, vacation days, attendance, and other tactical, measurable figures. Leadership is focusing on the people you have the privilege of leading while still keeping an eye and a handle on those figures that run the business, department, organization, or team
Certainty is a tricky leadership concept, particularly in the face of rampant change. However, confident leaders who operate from a strong foundation of authenticity waiver not on these three beliefs. Whether these are beliefs every successful leader truly shares has not been scientifically studied.
New leaders fear making this major mistake, but most leaders will tell you making a bad hire was a lesson from which they learned the most. In fact, lessons leaders share they’ve learned populated this post. But making a bad hire is different than placing the wrong person in a new promotion. This
Everyone has room to improve and could get better, but leaders with top performers often leave them alone to fend for themselves. After all no news is good news and what is there to improve when one’s performance is in the top ten percentage? So much time must be spent with those who aren’t
It’s been said a leader’s’ job is never done. It’s also been said a leader’s job is a collection of many more roles than one. In either true statement, three key topics can add difficulty if a leader struggles with decision making. Of course, it also helps if a leader has thick skin, high