Are you a Healthy leader?
There are three domains as we mature into a healthy leader.
One must learn to lead oneself
One must practice leading others
One must master leading leaders
Fundamentally healthy leadership is simple, however, that does not make it easy. Shandel Group is here to help accelerate the healthy growth process. Walk through the following Self-Assessment prompts to determine your baseline for healthy development.
DOMAIN i. Lead yourself
“To know thyself is the beginning of wisdom.” - Socrates
Q: Do you know your why? In other words, do you know your purpose and your path both personally and professionally?
- Do you have clarity in purpose, values, vision and mission?
- Do you know your natural wiring, including strengths and blindspots?
- Do you have clear focus in your short and long term goals?
DOMAIN iI. Lead others
“A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.” - Max Lucado
Q: How would your followers rate your servant-leadership?
- Are you an excellent communicator in both one-on-one and group meetings?
- Are you trustworthy and you have the ability to trust others?
- Can you consistently inspire other to actions?
DOMAIN iII. Lead Leaders
"Leaders don't create followers, they create more leaders." - Tom Peters
Q: Are you a servant-leader who empowers people that make positive decisions?
- Are you running effective meetings that foster collaboration and people love to attend?
- Are you casting vision for a challenging and inspiring future?
- Are you cultivating a healthy culture where every person thrives?
Diagnosing leadership health
Diagnosis is not the end, but the beginning of practice. Martin Fischer
Uncertain which leadership domain you are currently in?
Start here: Answer the following questions using a 5 point scale* to diagnose current stage.
On a scale of 1 - 5...
- Awareness. How accurate is my current level of self-awareness?
- Accountability. Do I practice personal accountability in every area of my life on a daily basis?
- Action. How well do I take action, walking the tension of impulsive behavior and analysis paralysis?
- Character. Is my character above board in both my personal and professional life?
- Competency. Am I constantly learning the right things and developing continued competence?
- Capacity. Given my current life-stage, am I matching commitment to realistic capacity for excellence?
- Mindset. How well am I embracing a growth mindset in all areas of life instead of a closed mindset?
- Motivation. Do I accurately know what motivates me to the point of action?
- Method. Do I regularly check my method (or the way I do something) for any given responsibility instead of doing what I've always done?
How did you do?
These 9 ingredients are imperative to have if you want to be a healthy leader that passes the test of time. However, focus on the areas which received the lowest score and direct focus accordingly until you hit a "4 or 5" in each area.
When was the last time that you took an inventory of your personal and professional life? There is no time like the present.
- Take your "Life-Pulse".
- Note your "Passions" (what you love to do) and "Proficiencies" (what you can get paid to do).
- Email us to help you debrief the exercise and create a Personal Road Map.
“You will be the same person in five years as you are today except for the people you meet and the books you read.” - Charlie "Tremendous" Jones
Thankfully we no longer live in a day and age where the belief is "one-size fits all". If you do not know which book to begin first, ask the following questions.
- Do you feel like you're not getting enough opportunities to live out your passions and do what you love? Start with The Go-Giver.
- Do you feel like you are not communicating in a way where people are understanding what you're intending for them to hear? Start with Leadership And Self-Deception.
Can't afford a book? PLEASE email us, share your circumstances and we'll gladly buy you a cOPY.
Need further assistance? Let us know how we can help.
*1 = poor | 3 = adequate | 5 = excellent