Be a good leader, not just good at your job.
This is my 6th of 12 posts about how to be among the Best Leaders. In these, I provide inspiration for everyone seeking professional and personal growth as a leader of people, projects, groups, teams and organizations. I welcome your comments and feedback.
People get promoted much of the time because they’re proficient at the core business of their organizations. CPAs become CFOs, engineers become project managers, journalists become executive producers. Organizations need to do a better job at making sure the core requirements of these promotions include expertise related not just to technique, but also to people. This includes getting educated and experienced in areas like interpersonal communication, motivating teams, creating and communication an organizational vision, providing formal and informal feedback, holding effective meetings, predicting and managing change, and so much more. conducting evaluations, giving and receiving feedback, and self-awareness, which is the foundation of all of this. (For one example, click here for a New York Times article about 360-degree evaluations.)