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4 Questions for Personal Leadership Development
What’s your leadership bent?
“There are really four components that I try to always assess and always be mindful of, and then I try to teach others in our organization to have a similar mindset,” says Steve. Leaders must ask themselves four questions: “What am I good at? What makes me come alive? What do I believe to my core? How does that play out in how I behave?”
Watch the video to learn more about Steve’s philosophy on personal leadership development and how it trickles down to an organization.
- Ask yourself what you’re good at and what makes you come alive at work.
- Define your core beliefs and assess how they influence your actions.
- Consistently reexamine these questions for continuous personal growth.
The second element of that is really what satisfies me, what brings me joy in the workplace. And so the question you ask there is what makes me come alive at work?
And so the first question is, what am I actually good at? The second question is what makes me come alive? And if you can take those two things, you get a pretty good idea of your natural leadership bent.
And then it comes to the third question, which is what do I believe? So if I know what I'm good at and I know what makes me come alive, what are the universal truths that I believe about fill in the blank, about people, about organizations, about culture, about business, about clients? What are those things that I believe as personal core beliefs, which leads to the very fourth question, which is the most important, which is then how am I going to behave based on those beliefs?
And so you take all four of those combined: What am I good at? What makes me come alive? What do I believe to my core? And then how does that play out in how I behave? Those four components are really a personal leadership philosophy that I encourage all of our leaders to get clarity on and then communicate that to their folks.
Steve Blair is vice president of people and culture at Harvest Group, where he is passionate about bringing personality into the workplace with an understanding of the value of culture and customer experience, and the importance of ex...
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