This month’s leadership quote:
“Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself. It is precisely that simple and it is also that difficult.”
The challenge of course is gaining this self-awareness.
- Identifying our genius
- Learning how we show up to others and the impact we have
- Learning when to lead from the front of the room and when to lead from the back
Whether we have been in a leadership role for a long time, or the experience is more recent, each day is an opportunity to move toward this simple, yet difficult goal.
One of the great benefits of Vistage private advisory boards is the opportunity to learn all these things from our peers. We can then take what we learn back into our organizations and become the best version of ourselves.
This is so very true. There is also a corollary to this. The organization’s culture is a reflection of its leader. This will happen even if the leader has no self awareness. The key is to have the awareness to focus on the positive and suppress the negative.
Thank you for your insightful observation. So true that the leader’s behavior, with or without awareness determines the culture. And, drives behaviors. For more on this topic, http://elisaspain.com/2013/08/11/oops-thinking-loud/