How Do You Lead Well?

June 28, 2009 — Leave a comment

In stark contrast to most daily headlines and the last post concerning How The Mighty Fall, I have two deep convictions. First, every human endeavor stands or falls on leadership. Second, good leadership is possible and accessible to most people who are willing to learn, to serve, and to make decisions that are unpopular.

How do you go about becoming a good leader?

Warren Bennis, in his excellent essay “Become a Tomorrow Leader” succinctly answers:

Figure out what you’re good at. Hire only good people who care, and treat them the way you want to be treated. Identify your one or two key objectives or directions, and ask your coworkers how to get there. Listen hard and get out of their way. Cheer them. Switch from macho to maestro.

Insight for aspiring servant-leaders: How are you growing in the nine areas listed above?

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