Just because someone has the title of leader and a sign on the door doesn't automatically mean that they are, in fact, an effective leader. One of the things that I am passionate about is helping people become more effective in their leadership roles. So much of what happens in our lives, our workplaces, our countries and the world is a reflection of either poor or great leadership.
What makes someone an effective leader?
There are so many books and articles written about this topic that it can be a little overwhelming to the person who is trying to get a grip on what effective leadership is all about. Some interesting research by the Gallup Organisation looked at it from the perspective of identifying the key things that people look for in their leaders. In this series we will be looking at these core foundations of leadership.The four things that people looked for in their leaders were:
Trust Being trustworthy and reliable
Care Having an interest in the welfare of others
Stability Being consistent and grounded
Hope Inspiring real hope for the future even when times are hard
" If you think that you are a leader and no one is following you, then you are just out for a walk"
Steve Bagi is the principal of Actuate Consulting and a consulting psychologist and speaker who has over 25 years of experience in leadership and organizational development. He specializes in helping staff teams to understand and develop their strengths, leading to greater individual and team effectiveness. Although based in Australia, Steve works with leaders throughout the world.