Learning How to Lead Well
Leadership is needed everywhere. Governments need leadership. Families need leadership. Churches need leadership. Businesses need leadership. Anytime people get together leadership is needed. Knowing this, it makes sense that we would focus on becoming better leaders.
I believe every person has the capacity to lead. There is a leader in you. It’s now your job to uncover that leadership and develop it. A huge part of the development process is awareness. Just knowing what drives you and how you gauge success as a leader will take you a long way. One of my favorite tools to aid in this is Strengths Based Leadership by Tom Rath. In this book, Rath gives detailed descriptions of several possible leadership types. These types come alongside a detailed survey that reveals what Rath calls the readers 5 major themes of each leader. For example, I recently discovered that one of my themes is strategic. This means I love finding alternate solutions and I inherently believe every problem has a solution. Knowing this I work to more clearly communicate to others the things that seem simple to me. Can you see how you could benefit from knowing the themes of your leadership style?!
If you want to be a better leader, you must take responsibility. You have the opportunity to grab your future by the horns and steer it in the right direction. Take a moment and make a worthwhile investment in your future leadership.