Recently, my husband Marc and I volunteered to work at Trinity Church Soup Kitchen in downtown Atlanta. They’ve served meals to the disadvantaged since the 1950s. The day-long experience reaffirmed the truth that when you give of yourself to those in need, you get something...
Senior management understands the value of investing in future leadership, but also realizes that to find extraordinary leaders it is important to look for outstanding qualities that are multidimensional, strategically developed, and tempered by experience.
Here are a few questions to ask yourself regarding your leadership development objectives:
Do I have a panoramic vision of the organization?
Leading from the top doesn’t always work in today’s diverse and complex companies, so develop a more panoramic and cross-departmental vision and understanding to ensure sustainable success. Knowing how to operate horizontally and diagonally, in other words, is the fastest way to earn a vertical promotion.
How do I handle workplace politics?
Volunteer up, praise down, and never repeat office gossip. Pitch in to reinforce the performance of your bosses when you see room for improvement. Promote and support those on your team or your employees. Never speak about someone in a way that you aren’t prepared to say to their face. Follow that code and you’ll