Leadership is not magnetic personality, that can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not “making friends and influencing people,” that is flattery. Leadership is lifting a person’s vision to higher sights, the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard, the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.
— Peter F. Drucker
Greetings, Inspired Travelers!
Happy Last Month of the Year! It is my most fervent wish that you and your teams have had a successful year on all levels! And, in order to set the tone for the coming year, let’s begin the month with something we all know we must take time to do. So, pause. Put the budgets aside. Make yourself a cup of cocoa. Reflect. And, yes, assess.
Who will you promote into leadership positions in the coming year? How will you determine if they are truly qualified? Or, for the most daring … in a self-assessment, how do you measure up?
Consider that many promotions into leadership positions are based on either technical proficiencies that do not include either leadership or managerial skills, or on public displays of loyalty to those in supervisory positions. While technical competency and loyalty are both important, they do not necessarily translate into good leaders. Consider the following:
Do those you are promoting display:
By now, you have finished that cup of cocoa and your head is probably spinning. That’s okay. You’re a leader. With a little reflection, you will make the best decision that will serve the highest good of all. That’s what you do!
And so, as you prepare to move into the new year, all of us at InspirationInProgress wish you the happiest of holiday seasons. Celebrate all that is important to you. Spend time with those you love. And give thanks.
Thank you for being a part of our inspirational family!
Be magnificent! Have an Inspirational Day!
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