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Who Else Wants to Lead?


Seems like there are as many people who want to lead as there are definitions of leadership.

Everyone who is in a management or corporate role these days either now aspires to lead, is expected to lead, or is promoted to a leadership position – like it or not. I wonder if we miss asking the vital question " do you see yourself as a leader one day?" first, but then automatically position them for the big kahuna role rather than find out if indeed it is a role they want?

I wonder also if we are missing good people who are in holding patterns in our organisations and perhaps would secretly like to explore the  option of becoming  leaders one day? After all, good leaders are both a product of their DNA and their circumstances, education and personality, and most of all opportunity. As leaders, it is up to us to provide that opportunity.

By asking who else would like to lead rather than restricting the conversation to those who we expect to lead, perhaps would uncover people who indeed would be a better fit for the role.

So ask your staff, find out if indeed there are those who want to lead one day and then watch the magic happen.
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Posted by Ricky Nowak on 5th August, 2013 |
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