Leadership isn’t just about making decisions,
it’s about learning what works, what doesn’t, and the ability to pivot quickly
when necessary. A successful leader also knows when to take a step back to
evaluate the situation. As an aspiring manager, begin assessing your strengths
and weaknesses. What is your leadership style and how do you plan to grow
Read, “Learning How to Delegate” for more information on how to become a successful leader.
About twenty years ago I was presented with a career crossroads decision. I was with a fine company, working with people I respected and liked and had a fair understanding where my career was going. But this comfortable existence was interrupted by the opportunity to lead the entrance of a company into the state where I had lived and worked for the past twelve years. I was to be given a huge amount of latitude to do this the way I saw fit and it involved leading many disciplines in our business that I had not directly been involved with to that point and perhaps never would be with my current employer.
This required me to do some deep introspection about what made me tick. (more…)