Leaders find themselves in a variety of situations today. And the situations you encounter change as your career progresses. Many of the situations below may resonate with your experience if you’ve been a leader for a long time. What is your situation?
- Has your organization been fine for a long time, but you sense a need to change because of the changing environment? You’re just not comfortable with how to best do that?
- Do you have great people that you love working with, but sense the environment is changing and will require changing some of your team?
- Are you frustrated with your team? Do you know you don’t have the right people for the future, but don’t know how to go about getting the right team in place?
- Have you changed your team constantly over the years, but always seem to be frustrated with the shortcomings of your people?
- Have you lost focus on the future and all sense of priorities other than dealing with the next crisis or the next quarterly financial reporting?
- Have you empowered enough of the right people so that your organization can continue to grow and you can have more sense of freedom?
- Do you know how to lead progress consistently to minimize the risks to your organization and increase the satisfaction and enjoyment of your team?
- Are your organization and your life messed up and you know it? Do you want to change, but don’t know where to start?
- Are things going well, but you know you can do better? You’re just not quite sure how.
Regardless of your situation, there is hope for better days ahead. According to the vision and mission of Vision Leadership Foundation, I will attempt to take the very complicated issues of leadership and make them much simpler by focusing attention on the five essentials of a healthy organization, career, or life. In these blog posts, you will see a consistent theme—servant leadership—and considering this style of leadership we will explore the five essentials: Purpose, People, Priorities, Power and Progress.
For detailed instruction in finding a more fulfilling and successful life in leadership, please consider reading Good King / Bad King, Which One Are You?