[vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator color=”mulled_wine” style=”shadow” border_width=”10″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row 0=””][vc_column][vc_column_text 0=””]I love discussing leadership. How it works. Why it is important. Where we can become better. Instead of continually writing a blog of the things that I think are important, I would rather answer any questions you might have about leadership.
Fill out the form below and I may use them on my weekly blog. Here are some samples of questions, I have answered over my life time.
Am I a Leader?
If you are asking this question you probably are not a leader, yet. It is a good first question to ask yourself. You may be a supervisor. You may be a manager. Heck, you might even be a CEO of an organization and still not be a leader. Leadership is not about command and control. Leadership is about influencing people’s performance towards a shared goal. If you do this, then yes you are a leader. Enjoy the journey.
What is the difference between a manager and a leader?
I hate this question because it is a false narrative. A leader can be a manager. A manager can be a leader. It is more about how a person chooses to focus themselves. A leader will fluctuate between focusing on process and people & focus on details and vision. For me, there are four types of leaders
- Operations Manager
- Influential Manager
- Tactical Leader
- Visionary Leader
How do I become a leader?
Before I answer that let me ask you this. Why do you want to become a leader? In today’s business world, leaders are usually the highest paid people so a lot of individuals get into leadership for the money. It is the wrong reason to get into leadership. Other people fall into leadership roles because they are/were entrepreneurs and built a business that suddenly that have to lead.
When I am talking to college students, I remind them that experience is the number one way we improve our leadership abilities. Unless you have a mega-rich parent, you will not become a CEO of a major organization without experience.
Get Experience, Education, and a Leadership Coach. (I’m available if you need help)
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