I was recently doing some cleaning out of guttering at home and, while doing this, it got me thinking about leading and managing.
We all know that to get the guttering working effectively we need to make sure that it is not blocked or clogged up.
I wonder if we truly give the same thought to what’s blocking us from leading and managing effectively.
Your block might be down to a simple lack of self confidence. Too often leaders and managers let their worries stop them from taking the decisions and actions that lead to results.
Alternatively your block might be that you struggle to get others to buy into your vision, way of working or ideas.
Maybe your block is that you are trying to be the leader or manager who does everything. You know, the person who won’t delegate or empower others to do anything.
Perhaps you are the leader or manager who struggles to listen. You will have come across the type of person who puts being right ahead of getting and acting on the ideas of others who help make huge progress.
The truth is it is rarely one thing that gets in the way of success. However, get aware of your blocks and then clearing the path can really make a huge difference to the results you achieve.
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
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.