Today on the podcast, we’re talking about five leadership qualities that all leaders need to master if they want to be most effective. These five traits come from a list that Sara has been compiling for several years. To date, her list includes over 20 highly discerned characteristics that are critical in helping determine the success or failure of a leader. Listen now then reflect on your leadership skills as they relate to these five items.
Leading through change is a constant challenge for all leaders. No matter your scope of influence or the number of people being affected, change will always be one of the challenges facing leaders. Change will test your adaptive capacities. Change will cast shadows of doubt within yourself, cloud your vision of the future, and erode the clarity of a well-planned strategy. Change may threaten relational trust and distract even the most focused of your team. On the other hand, change can be a welcome catalyst for greater clarity, compassion, and community.
We recently added two team members, to boost our efficiency and range. This addition has allowed Carrie the opportunity to see the leadership qualities in her own strengths in a new ways, while also reaping the benefits of the additional Strengths on our team. Keep reading as Carrie unpacks how we can all know when it’s time to lead and when it is time to follow.
How do you identify the next leader? What process do you use to ensure that the mission of your organization continues when the current leader steps away? We had the privilege to work with the Lake Washington School District in Seattle for over six years. In that time, we used StrengthsFinder to enact positive change. […]
Please, do not focus on being a leader… it’s a waste of your time. We should not focus on leadership opportunities with a concern of ‘what’s is in it for me?’ Our time should be invested in the discovery and understanding of what is in me for all opportunities. When focused on being a leader, even in […]