We’ve collectively done a great job making a mystery out of the subject of leadership. When I started studying the subject I compiled a list of 84 attributes of leadership. Most of these are behavioural in nature. The thing is, no leader has the same set of attributes as any other leader and two very dissimilar people can be thought of as great leaders.
I realized from research that we’re doing though that the behavioural characteristics of leaders don’t matter nearly as much as we thought. What matters is the leadership process. It’s funny to think of leadership as a process but that’s what is at the core of what great leaders do. They all follow a very similar process.
If leadership is more about process than about behaviour, then it is much easier to understand and learn. This is how we can demystify leadership.
This is the subject of a book I’m working on and the subject of this talk. Sorry I don’t have a video of it yet but I’ll put one up as soon as I do.
From Manager to Leader
Here’s a video of a talk I gave recently in case you need something to deal with your insomnia.
Do you know what the difference is between a manager and a leader? Are you fully deploying the skills needed to become an effective leader? Do you know the one key to being a true leader?
While it may seem odd to include something I did on Financial Forecasting, this topic goes to the heart of Metrics, a subject I deal with as part of helping connect startegy with action.
If you knew what your revenue was going to be next year, do you think you could be more profitable. Using metrics effectively is the key to financial forecasting.
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