Do You Feel Like a Leadership Imposter?
Leadership is a truly unforgiving and ruthless role and not easy to achieve successfully. That is why more than 50% of leaders fail within the first 18 months. If you are going to lead, you are going to suffer. That is the reality. The good news is that leaders can learn four recurring patterns that research shows, when executed well, are indicators of leadership success. It is cruel to put a person in a leadership position and demand success when the characteristics of excellence haven’t been developed over years. Every level of development should include a focus on context, breadth, connections and choice so that future leaders are skilled in all of them before their leadership opportunity arises. The best leaders are the most predictable. Set the example before the team that you are willing to look at your weaknesses and take steps toward improvement. Successful leadership will require you to improve continually throughout your career. Get insights for that journey by listening to this podcast.
Steve Caldwell is an executive mentor and coach to managers and leaders who desire to excel in their career and become the leader others want to follow. Steve is a leadership expert, host of the Manager Mojo podcast and author of the book Manager Mojo – Be the Leader Others Want to Follow. (www.ManagerMojo.com)
Steve also coaches his followers not only on how to become great leaders, but how to effectively coach and lead their employees to find satisfaction and fulfillment from their jobs and life.
Having started his work career at the savvy age of 13, Steve is also currently CEO of Predictive People Analytics based in San Francisco, CA, a firm specializing in helping leaders increase sales, reduce turnover, and attract key talent. (www.PredictivePeopleAnalytics.com)