The Journey To Becoming A Great Leader
Looking for a formula for leadership? Keep looking. No one is born an effective leader, but by the time you become a senior executive, whether a Superintendent or City Manager, you have no doubt honed a set of skills and talents that enable you to be effective in your job. You may have had mentors along the way who taught you the roles, critiqued you where necessary -- even if you didn’t feel it was warranted -- and helped develop you into the leader you believe you are today. But the longer you have been on an upward trajectory, the less likely you are to receive helpful, consistent feedback.
Receiving feedback and implementing change based on the feedback is considered to be a vital ingredient in the development of leaders everywhere.
What We Learned At The #BCTech Summit
Are You A Leader People Want To Follow?
Leadership is more than giving orders and delegating responsibility. To be a great leader, you not only have to guide your team, but also bring out the best in them
. This involves building their confidence, helping them grow and making sure they reach their potential as future business leaders. Being a leader that people want to follow also means inspiring loyalty, fostering engagement, and establishing open lines of communications. If you’re still not sure how to be a leader people want to follow, try implementing the following leadership tips: