Leaders are Readers
Do you subscribe to HBR (Harvard Business Review)? If you don’t, you should. Deborah Rowland penned an article titled: Why Leadership Development Isn’t Developing Leaders, and it’s worth ten minutes of your time. The take away? “Our primary method of developing leaders is antithetical to the TYPE of leadership that we need.”
As a Vistage Chair, this is thought provoking because THIS, is my wheel-house. Vistage provides an open forum for leaders in our community to pool perspectives and lean into differences. My job, is to help you capitalize on the power of the peer group dynamic in a safe and agenda free confidential environment and to curate diversity. As Deborah so eloquently states; “We need leaders not wedded to any particular leadership methodology or school of thinking and who could work skillfully with live group dynamics, creating psychological safety in the room for participants to take personal risks and push cultural boundaries. People able to carry part of the load in order to guide participants towards their personal and organizational summits.”
We heard from Vistage speaker John Asher this month, who agrees with this article on the necessity of working on the quality of our “inner game”. High emotional intelligence is crucial to effective leadership and conducting courageous conversations. You can read more on his idea’s on leveraging your EQ.
Have you heard Craig Weber’s talk on Conversational Capacity?
How about AmyK Hutchens Ignite Brilliance Workshop? Is your company engaged in a culture of accountability and collaboration?
Chances are that I’ve invited you to one of these presentations. Entertain your professional curiosity and accept the invitation next time.
Deborah Rowland suggests that the top three qualities in Leadership are:
Intuitive, Dynamic & Collaborative, grounded in “Here & Now” emotional intelligence.
What are your Top 3 leadership strengths?
Interested in learning more? Email Amber, my assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org
- December 5th & 6th: Edgar Papke – The Aligned Leader: How Great Leaders Live Aligned
- February 6th & 7th: Eve Grodnitsky – Mindset Changes Everything: The Art + Science of Success in Business & Life