October Leadership Tip: Identify weaknesses and work to improve them.
We have all seen or worked with people unfit to lead. Many times these folks are well intentioned -ambitious people who do their level best; unfortunately for the rest of us, they can leave a trail of chaos and dysfunction – the products of poor leadership and unintended consequences. Before you seek a leadership role, consider what is motivating you. Management- like leadership – is difficult and complex. Your motives need to be aligned with strong leadership principals. Seeking leadership based solely hubris or a desire for social advancement and monetary gain is self – deceptive or self-deception: regardless of the size and scope of your organization , this mistake can have far reaching and significant effects. Here is a test for aspiring leaders: if these points describe you you’re not a leader!