Great Management Is About Knowing Who You Are
We’ve previously discussed how leadership development is beyond the classroom. In that same vein, great management is also about knowing your true self, and directing your team accordingly. Here are two questions to ask yourself:
1. What gets you up in the morning?
What are your motivations? Aspirations? Do your actions coincide with your purpose? This will help you determine if you’re in the right role. This will also determine what’s hindering you from accomplishing your goals. And if your passions are aligned with your work, this can help you when your company is facing difficult times.
2. What principles or beliefs guide your life?
What are the values you have set for yourself? These values can determine how you shape and direct your company. For example, someone who highly values service may focus on helping marginalized communities in her business. Your values can also affect work culture. For example, if overt prejudice is something you can’t stand, you could consider implementing policies of inclusivity and tolerance in your company.
Leadership involves finding your inner self, and bringing your energy to what you love and care about. This is how you’ll create a successful team.