Monday, February 25, 2013

Are you demonstrating leadership?

“What attributes are most critical for a leader to demonstrate?”  The answer is not about what attributes a leader has, it is about what actions s/he demonstrates.

To lead effectively in 2013, a leader must:

§  Engage, align, and connect with his/her followers and peers

§  Embrace change

§  Understand and leverage his/her personal leadership strengths

§  Thoroughly understand his/her business/function/industry, including all the connections

§  Be willing and able to lead as a trusted advisor within a leadership team

§  Continue to self-develop

“Effective leadership is not about making speeches or being liked; leadership is defined by results not attributes.” Peter Drucker