Critical Attributes of a Good Leader
By Aaron D Smith
Reflection is an important component of effective leadership and efficient management. When was the last time you were able to think back on your own performance as a manager or leader? Sure, you may have your annual performance review when your supervisor explains the highs and lows of the past year. But when was the last time you took the opportunity to take a look in the mirror and ask yourself, am I being the best leader or manager that I can? Perhaps you are, but there’s also a chance that you’re not. If you fall into the latter category, asking the question, “Why would anyone want to be led by me?” is a fantastic start to getting you on the right track. Let’s take a look at where you are.
Obviously you can reflect on tactical questions such as, “Have I been able to help my organization reach its goals in the past year?” Maybe you’ll ask, “Have I seen growth in the people who I’m consistently in contact with?” These questions are very good starting points to determine if you’re being the most effective leader or manager that you can be. Read the Complete Article