When I speak or teach, I will commonly ask the audience this question: “Should you build close relationships with those you lead?” The answers that I get back are generally either a strong “No!” or a strong “Yes!” From working with leaders, I find these answers to be a very telling indicator of how one […]
Being an effective leader requires that we become someone others want to follow, developing and improving ourselves such that we become someone that others admire and want to follow, not because of the position we hold, but because of the person we are.
The reality is that If we want to improve ourselves, our influence, and our effectiveness, that means that we need to change the lenses that we are using the view the world… We need to change our mindsets.
Regardless of your position, to become a higher-quality leader, become someone that others WANT TO follow. This means improving who you are, what you know, and who you know.