As humans, we may never become totally skilled and talented in everything leaders need to do and be. Accepting this in yourself and others demonstrates the courage, resilience, and humility required to be an effective leader.
When everything you’ve tried to help someone change isn’t working, leaders often call us to see how we can help. Here are some questions to prepare for as we work through possible solutions.
Are leaders born or made? The answer is yes. Everyone has some inborn traits helpful to leadership roles. Some are born with A LOT of them. Others, not so much. But, no leader is perfect and growth and development still occurs.
Unspoken assumptions are often at the root of miscommunication between leaders and their direct reports. Misaligned mindsets are also at the root of confusion about who should be doing what and when. This blog provides an example that will guide you to be able to surface the unspoken assumptions and clear up misalignment.
To do a good job coaching and developing the individuals on your team, senior leaders need both the drive and the right personality strengths. If either the motivation or the ability is missing, an executive coach can make a great partner.
It is well known that one of the key roles for executive leaders is getting the right people in the right seats. And, it is clear that this is easier said than done. Barb Krantz Taylor provides some strategic considerations for getting this right.