The more humble and transparent a leader is, the more effective he or she will be.
Across my leadership journey, I have worked with and for many leaders. Some were very good, some good, and some not-so-good. As I have reflected on each of those experiences, I recognized traits, skills, or abilities that each leader either possessed or was lacking. I came to identify these items as the “Key Ingredients” of a leader. In my efforts to professionally development others to lead, these became focus points, in-depth topics, and the expected outcomes.
Character is the foundational element of an effective leader.… Read the rest