Leadership skills involve a range of critical behaviors that you must master to be successful.
It’s hardly a surprise for most managers that using data in problem solving and decision making is important. But one prominent advocate of using data, the late W. Edwards Deming, a statistician by profession, did not try to use data to make decisions. He used data as a starting point to develop what he termed “profound knowledge” that would reveal systemic causes of problems.
Leaders come in all forms. But GREAT leaders, those who are recognised for being so, share a few things in common. Here are seven factors that I have discovered in working with great leaders:
You’ve spent a good deal of time and energy working with your team to craft a vision and set of supporting values and long range strategic goals. Now comes the time to release your creation to the world.
You’ve established your vision, communicated it well, and people are obviously enthused about your direction and trust you to follow through on it. And while you are working on becoming more and more authentic and vulnerable, balancing being strong with being humble, your real test has yet to come.