How do you evaluate a potential leader? You need to ask yourself a few questions and observe for the answers.
Leading and Building Teams
You know you should develop future leaders. It’s one of your primary leadership responsibilities. But how do you find those future leaders? How do you know if someone will be successful as a leader?
There’s been considerable discussion about mandated, paid sick-leave over the last few years. Proponents say providing paid sick leave is something businesses should do. Opponents say it’s too expensive.
The current situation with Covid has changed this discussion some, but at some point we’ll be back to talking about things like flu or a sick child. So, let’s examine the question from two points of view.
Employees want to be able to stay home when they are ill and not take a financial hit. That seems reasonable.
Employers don’t want to pay someone for not working. That too seems reasonable.
Have you ever heard, “That person has no values”? What that usually means is, “That person’s values are so different from mine that I don’t recognize them.”
It’s common to do a deep post mortem when things go wrong or failure happens. How come we don’t put as much effort into learning from our successes?
A dhub dhub is an odd looking creature that can be found in parts of the Middle East. Full grown they are about 2 – 3 feet long and look like a prehistoric cross between an alligator and a lizard with the beak of a snapping turtle. They aren’t particularly friendly, but aren’t aggressive either. They burrow into the ground and are content to just be left alone.
Apparently, unknown to me, several of the guys had found one of these dhub dhubs near the parking ramp and had adopted it.
In leading your team, think of diversity not as race, ethnicity, gender, or any other category. For you, as a leader, diversity refers to just one concept – individuals.
Team building is a critical aspect of your leadership development. The most effective leaders know how to develop a high-performing, cohesive team. All leaders want “rock stars” on the team and there is plenty of advice available about how to hire the “right” people. That’s great. I’m all for building… Read More »Leadership Development: Team Building and Rock Stars