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(From the article): Every leader, at one time or another, has probably done something leader-ish. Because leadership is not always easy, and sometimes we instinctively seek convenience.
But true character-based leadership emerges through discomfort. Ours, and others. It requires focusing our attention on how we can make others shine. Making mindful judgment calls. Getting things done through others, and winning their hearts and minds in the process. Handling people as unique individuals. Looking beyond our positions to the behaviors and choices that are best for our employees, for the team, for the organization, and its customer.
Are you a leader, or leader-ish?
Leaders' primary objective is to empower others to make decisions and take actions that are aligned with the organization’s vision, purpose, and strategy. These nuances are the softer side of leadership, beyond the technical skills that you have already mastered.
Leadership is the "eighth wonder of the world." It is better seen and felt than defined and said. It’s easy to intellectualize, but elusive to actualize.
The world’s most impactful leaders in all arenas, from business to government, understand the paradox that although leadership starts with the leader, it’s never about the leader. This wisdom should be emulated and applied by everyone who aspires to leadership.
Read more: http://bit.ly/yljo4z
Via Martin Gysler, Shirley Williams (XeeMe.com/ShirleyWilliams)
Delegation, an indication that identifies a real leader!
“Following the suggestion of a reader, in my last leadership mantra, I’ll approach with you a topic that is, in my opinion, very often misunderstood and not often enough used to fair value.”
What does mean delegation for you?
What are the words that come to your mind when you hear or you think to delegation?
Before reading further, you could invest a few minutes, to be clear about this issue.
What is emerged and to which group you belong to?
Here are a few groups:
Read more: http://bit.ly/IKMOVE
Via Martin Gysler