Are your leaders making the right and good decisions and thus ready for their leadership roles? Are you? Those that are adhere to the following six behavioral patterns:
Knowing experience matters only so much
The only thing certain about business today is uncertainty. Marketplaces shift and competitors emerge globally in much less time than ever before. As a result, what succeeded 25 years ago - or even five years ago - matters only so much. What matters most is mindset: Leaders who are adept at being inclusive in their leadership in the workplace make good decisions by constantly seeing and seizing new opportunities.
Refusing to play politics
Leaders that play politics lose their leadership identities, because they are always trying to serve other people's agendas and motives that don't align with their beliefs. That leads to bad and inauthentic decision-making. It is possible to serve your company's and boss's goals and objectives and not get addicted to corporate politics.
Having clarity of purpose
What do you stand for? Do you even know what your core values are? Do they align with what your leaders and company expect from you? Then how can you know you are making the right decisions? Clarity of purpose allows you to make decisions that are true and consistent with the mission at hand and align them with your own.
Knowing how to manage resources
Do you know the resources you have at your disposal - both the human and intellectual capital - and the tools and resources that are available and/or need to be acquired to compete? You'd be surprised at how few leaders actually know how deep their talent is and what they need to succeed.
Being able to see and seize opportunities
Seeing and seizing opportunities are the keys to reclaiming growth. It requires circular vision or wide-angle thinking that makes leaders proficient at anticipating crises and managing change before circumstances force their hand.
Do you trust yourself enough as a leader to adapt to the cultural demographic shift taking place in America's workplaces and marketplaces? Do you have the courage and wisdom to embrace diversity of thought? The best leaders do and thus have the trust not only of their people, but also trust themselves.
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