It doesn’t matter whether or not you are in a leadership position at work because everyone IS a leader. Employees and co-workers influence their associates. Dr. Bray shares a couple of personal stories of how peers can influence each other for both negative and positive. Learn how to take action against leadership pitfalls and become a better leader.
If you have fallen into a funk you have to figure out if you’re on the right track and immediately take action to rid yourself of those damaging feelings. Dr. Bray gives some great solutions for pulling up your boot straps and re-establishing your momentum as you move toward your career goals.
Leadership is a talent that takes practice and skill. You have to work at it. These seven pitfalls are deadly to being or becoming a valuable, trusted and influential leader. Dr. Bray shares insights into each of these pitfalls that will help you analyze your own leadership skills.
Pitfall 1: You don’t give feedback.
Pitfall 2: You are too close to employees.
Pitfall 3: You do not have defined goals for yourself and/or your team.
Pitfall 4: Your recruitment is too fast.
Pitfall 5: You are too hands off; “Missing Boss Syndrome”.
Pitfall 6: You are unable to delegate.
Pitfall 7: You don’t walk your talk.
Choose one or two that you tend to fall into and focus on fixing them over the next 4-6 months, then move on to another one. It’s a good foundation for you to choose where to make improvements. Tune in next week for another inspiring episode!