We are almost halfway through a series on how to lead with significance. So far, we’ve discussed the first three qualities that all great leaders possess. Vision, accountability, and integrity. If you missed any of those sessions, you can catch up at the links in the Resources section below.
In today’s session, I share about what the ancient Greeks can teach us in regard to leadership and how it relates to the next quality that helps us lead with significance.
This Game Plan is a three-part exercise:
First, refine your strengths. Take a strengths assessment (there are plenty of good assessments out there), and then focus on them. Work to be sure they are qualities that you are continuing to improve.
Second, compensate for your weaknesses. Your weaknesses will never be your strengths. Know yourself well enough to know what these weaker areas are.
Lastly, minimize your blind spots. It’s important to “know what you don’t know.” To take this up a notch, ask those who are closest to you to help identify your blind spot areas. That may be a spouse, a significant other, or a close friend. Consider asking your supervisor or manager at work. Better yet, if you’re a manager, ask your direct reports. Give them the freedom and permission to be honest and vulnerable with you. You’ll be surprised at what you learn.
If you’re interested in learning more about our new one-on-one leadership intensive, Leading With Significance, where we talk about this quality and go into greater depth in your leadership development, use our Contact Us form to let me know and we’ll be in touch.