Everytime I post about leadership, I wonder if I sound like a complete idiot. Sharing how I feel I try to manage things isn’t easy. What if I’ve got it totally wrong? When if the people I work with really just hate my guts? I will just sound like a fool.
I know I’m not a perfect leader and I don’t meet all the best qualities like I should. But I don’t think any of us do.
One thing I know for certain is that the only way to become better at ANYTHING you do, is to first be open to the fact that there may be a better way.
As I scroll through Google and read leadership articles I begin to realize that my style isn’t so bad. I also read things that stand out to me…things I need to improve on…things I need to try. Self awareness is the key to doing just that.
The following article from Fire Rescue Magazine lays out some key characteristics for successful leadership. Do you possess any of these?