Leadership involves embracing new strategies and approaches that allow managers to make the positive impact they long for and become the best supervisors. Managers must overcome their own power gaps, expand their ability to learn from critique and found new ways to be more inclusive in their leadership approach. They must built more psychological safety in their organizations, and reduced the divisiveness and conflict in their ecosystems and work cultures.
Sometimes, leaders struggle with their decision-making processes, unable to make a definitive decision on a direction to pursue or action to take. In many cases, their decision processes have failed them in the past—for instance, they’ve taken the wrong career route, or chosen a terrible job, or followed the wrong leader who wreaked havoc on their life. And these faulty decisions make them feel paralyzed today as to what to do next. Or they haven’t ever really trusted themselves fully so they waffle and waver when needing to put their stake in the ground and decide on a course of action.
These questions will help you cut through the noise and clutter, clarify where you really stand, and help you make the correct choice for who you are, focusing on the issues you care about, and the outcomes that matter most to you in your life and work. And these questions will help you not only choose the leader you want to follow, but also determine the way you want to show up in the world.
As a start, below are 10 questions that will help you identify if a particular leader or manager is truly someone you should be supporting and working for (or voting for):
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