Did you start as a clone of an excellent leader from your past? We all have that one mentor that completely changed the landscape of our career path. Have you run with that assistance and become an average or excellent leader? Which do you believe will bring you the most success? What defines the two? Quickly the conversation turns to mentoring.
Excellent team members, (future leaders) are no accident. They are also not the result of being led by tyrants, bullies or self-serving misogynists. The strongest team members are groomed by those who take the time to be excellent leaders.
Rising stars are rarely created by senior leadership that is too vested in barking out directives, duties and deadlines week after week, but rather by superiors who invest the time to engage in an interpersonal relationship with a team member’s professional success. You’ve seen it time after time, a leader that rules without positive reinforcement and coaching falls short of his peers, is unliked, and often miserable.
If your objective is to lead a dynamic team of successful rising stars, like yourself, start with the objective to clone yourself, one person at a time. Define your own strengths and gifts, what you bring to the table, as well as the pitfalls that you’ve had to maneuver through to get to where you are today. Focused talent development is an efficient and effective tool to drill down on each teammate’s strengths, and takes a selfless leader, willing to care about those he is charged with leading.
Bringing 35 years/4000+ proceedings to your team: Marty Herder, CSR, CCR,
President Az Litigation Support, LLC. Marty@CourtReportersAz.com