“A leader creates his or her own future and drives the future success of an organization.”
The challenge has never been greater! In today’s business environment of accelerating change and increasing uncertainty, only leaders who know who they are and where they are going will succeed. Today’s leaders must do more than manage change.They must thrive on it!
A leader combines the vision and curiosity of a dreamer with the practical building skills of an architect.A leader is goal directed, looking forward with anticipation toward the attainment of measurable outcome goals.Goals give an effective leader meaning and purpose and serve as a continuous source of motivation in pursuit of organizational and individual success.
To most effectively lead others, consider mastering the art of self- leadership. Understanding who you are and what gives your life value will help you to establish your life’s purpose and pursue it with confidence,skill, and commitment. Know where you are going and how you are going to get there! Leadership should be focused on the future, innovation, where the organization is headed, as well as determining what the right things for the organization to do are. Management’s role is to do the right things now.
Four Essential Elements
In order to create an environment of positive attitudes and possibility thinking, it is important for a leader to understand where and how attitudes are formed and how those attitudes can be developed.
Much of what a leader is involved in, and therefore accomplishes, involves other people.To be effective in this continuous challenge, it is important to learn,understand,and use interpersonal skills effectively.
Understanding your life’s purpose is essential to your success; talents when directed towards this purpose become influential and meaningful to you and others in a way that allows you to continue the race no matter how difficult the pace becomes. While Attitude, Skill, Knowledge and Goals are important to success; it’s the internal assertion / feeling of knowing that you are doing what you were called to do for the right reasons that will undoubtedly fuel the endurance to finishing the race and fulfill your purpose.
Leadership,among other things, is the process of providing organizational direction and accomplishing necessary objectives.The goal accomplishment model provides the tools and process necessary to achieve more goals,more often,in order to maximize results and outcomes.