Do You Have What It Takes To Lead?

Most people working in major organisations follow a pretty defined climb up the career ladder. As a result, people are often promoted to leadership and management roles based on what they have done in the past rather than future potential.

So do you really have what it takes to lead? Check out the following 10 questions to find out.

  1. I am able to create a long term vision.
  2. I am able to get others to buy in to my vision.
  3. I can set specific objectives and milestones to achieve the vision.
  4. I empower people to deliver and then get out of the way.
  5. When I communicate, I listen as much as I speak.
  6. I treat people well and help them to achieve.
  7. I bring out the best in others.
  8. I put results first, ahead of how I am seen or perceived by others.
  9. I have the personal resilience to bounce back from setbacks.
  10. I focus on what I do best.

I you can say “yes” to most of the above, you have the foundations for success as a leader in my view.

Duncan Brodie of Goals and Achievements helps accountants and health professionals to achieve success and realize their professional potential through being highly effective leaders and managers. For more information and to sign up for his free audio e-course click here

About the Author Duncan Brodie

Since 2006 I’ve worked with in excess of 8,000 accountants and professionals in workshops, seminars and one to one helping them land their next jobs and become better leaders, presenters and business partners. Before that I spent 25 years in accountancy climbing the career ladder from Payments Clerk to FD. I’m a CIMA Fellow, Certified Professional Coach and Team Coach Facilitator.

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