Getting clear on your values can really help in identifying things that may not be working for you. This paper provides a link to a process for doing this.
We recently attended the Leadership New Zealand leadership week dinner, where one of the speakers used the quote by American attorney and activist Ralph Nader, ‘I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.’
This is a fine quote and one of those that you cannot argue with. In this blog we look at the practical implications and end result of having this as a personal leadership philosophy.
The benefits that can come from spending time developing your Leadership Brand
There is enough evidence around now to testify that using a coaching framework for conversations really contributes to business. Using a coaching framework is especially good for situations requiring increased clarity, generating ideas, challenging a mindset, increased accountability and buy-in as well as increased self-efficacy. Coaching is therefore becoming a mindset that we can live our lives by, rather than just a tool
Most of us are very aware of our employers company brand and what that means and how we represent it. Organisations that place importance on their brand also tend to make brand awareness part of their culture as they strive for BIBO (no not the kids Facebook, it means Brand Inside= Brand Outside).
So we are probably aware of the importance of the company brand with regards to our sales etc. But let me ask you whether as a leader you think as hard about your personal ‘leadership brand’?