How to Measure Your Effectiveness As a Leader

ETL leadership-skillsThe demands for leaders are growing each day and many find themselves being consumed in their organization and not finding the time to be effective leaders. Working “on the business to achieve results through others” requires leaders who are focused on what they need to achieve and are actively thinking about how to adopt the correct leadership behaviors to achieve results. This requires a clear understanding of what leaders do. Many, when asked, find it difficult to clearly explain what they do to be a leader, and therefore have difficulty in owning their leadership development. One leadership model that delegates have found provides an excellent practical model is the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI) by Kouze & Posner. The model has 5 key leadership behaviors

Challenging the process

Inspiring a shared vision
Enabling others to perform
Modelling the way
Encouraging the heart

The 360 online feedback process by boss, colleagues, direct reports  and self clearly provides feedback on your effectiveness in these 5 key leadership behaviors.  Individuals are able to priorities areas for improvement, implement change and measure their improvement by repeating the 360 process within a year. LPI really makes you see your leadership as it is, not how you perceive it to be and enables you to take action and rise to the challenge of improving your leadership of each individual and the team. Experience has shown this is a feedback process that is extremely challenging,– are you ready for the challenge? This process is a key part of helping individuals understand themselves to improve their effectiveness as a professional manager Linking personality, leadership and culture into a seamless journey of development for managers in any organization has a profound impact on organizational performance. Individual managers  personal perceptions are frequently different from  perceptions of others.  To be an effective leader you have to manage all 3 aspects…Do you manage all three? If you want to be an effective leader these issues must be addressed. By choosing a practical and effective form of Leadership Development Training you will notice a huge improvement on your ability to Lead.

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