As a leader there are plenty of demands on you. It just goes with the territory. You will always have targets to meet, stakeholders to satisfy and the likes. At times this will test and stretch you to the limit.
While leaders need to deliver, there is also the question of what type of leader they want to be. It’s funny how when you get to the heart of discussions about leading, what people want from leaders and what leaders want a reputation for are remarkably close.
Now you might be wondering how you can figure out the type of leader you want to be. In many ways it is a whole lot easier than you might think. A simple but effective technique is to simply work through questions.
To help you I have set out some questions and a simple priority rating below:
|I want to achieve through others|
|I want to build teams|
|I want to bring out the best in others|
|I want to support others in being successful|
|I want to be in charge of everything|
|I want to earn respect|
|I want to be authentic|
|I want to deliver results|
|I want to be fair|
|I want to give others confidence in me|
|I want to involve others|
|I want to respect others|
|I want others to follow me because they want to|
|I want to be a facilitator of success|
You can obviously use any questions you like. The aim is to help you to get clarity about how you want to be and what you want to develop as a leader.
Duncan Brodie helps professionals to be effective leaders.
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.