The importance and value of good leadership is mostly recognised universally in various institutions, however not many work to become better leaders.
We often read employees leave managers not companies! The beliefs and assumptions around #leadership often hold individuals back from developing as leaders.
These may include:
– not practicing what they learn and only consuming theory on leadership
– belief that leaders are born, not made
– seniority and a title automatically mean they have leadership skills
– work experience qualifies them to be leaders
– waiting to be appointed in a position of leadership to start developing as one
– lacking self-awareness about strengths and development areas
– being more results than people-oriented
Learning and developing leadership skills is the responsibility of both the organisation and individual.
Continuous improvement is key and accepting leadership to be a journey can make all the difference.