The new year is here! Here’s a frequently asked question that Lee has received recently – “What are your thoughts on leadership at the beginning of a new year?”
Answer: “Leadership always makes the difference, good or bad. The leader has to see the vision of where you’re going to be and help people get to those ends. Sometimes just a change in leadership can revolutionize the organization’s success. If you’re in a position of leadership, you really need to run a diagnostic test on yourself: Are you working to make a difference? Are you spending too much time on the little things that somebody else should do?
Another big one is courage. As a leader, you’re going to have to make tough decisions. You’ll need courage, and you’ll need to lead with honor. It’s a character thing. Months ago, we saw the ousted CEO of Yahoo saying he received two degrees when he only got one. People just don’t have the courage to live with things the way they are. Without accountability and without courage, you’re not able to do the right thing.”
What are your thoughts on tackling the new year as a leader? What personal principles are you committing to follow this year? Please share in this forum