As we head into a New Year, it’s is a wonderful time to take stock of our leadership.
The intense, conflicted global environment we face is formidable. Sitting still won’t keep our leadership up to the task.
It’s definitely not a good time to let our leadership get dusty from a lack of attention. It’s time to take action.
Here are three things you can do to dust off your leadership and discover your best capabilities this year:
3 steps for dusting off your leadership
1. Assess your ethics
Use this assessment to find out if you’re right on point or a bit behind the times in terms of ethical awareness and expectations.
2. Pick an area to dust off
Pick one area from the assessment that you were not able to check off.
This is an area where you can improve your thinking, communication and/or behavior.
3. Learn deeply, sweeping away outdated thinking
Dig in to learn more and improve your ethical thinking in that area.
To find materials, search this blog for posts on the topic area you chose. Leading in Context posts include links to resources, including many beyond this blog.
Be alert for these possible side effects
After a thorough dusting that sweeps away outdated leadership thinking, you may notice these common (helpful, not harmful) side effects:
- Deeper respect from your team
- Increased employee engagement
- Improved team productivity
- Renewed energy
- Greater satisfaction from your leadership role
Get started now!