“It was her turn,” said the CEO.
I had asked the CEO how a specific member of their leadership team was promoted to that position. I’ve heard other answers like,
“They’ve been with me a long time.”
“I trust them. She is very loyal.”
“He needed to make more money.”
“My [family member] needed a job.”
The answers all have one thing in common. They are irrelevant to one’s qualification for leadership.
Leadership is a Big Jump
Leaders don’t just do the right things – they get it done. Company leaders work within the team framework, not on their own.
Team leaders must be able to:
- Align their personal purpose with the business purpose (PURPOSE).
- See and retain the big picture (VISION).
- Role model the business culture and values (VALUES).
- Work as a team when things are good and trust the team when things get tough (TEAMWORK).
- Manage emotions in personal behavior and relationships (EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE).
Regardless of how one obtains a leadership position, my experience is that many leaders struggle is they’ve never been taught the ropes. They get promoted, but they don’t get groomed.
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“The single biggest way to impact an organization is to focus on leadership development. There is almost no limit to the potential of an organization that recruits good people, raises them as leaders, and continually develops them.”
– John Maxwell