I am a Staff Sergeant in the United States Army. I am proud of my position and I work hard at being an effective leader of soldiers, and I love what I do. However, there are times, leadership sucks. (You know you all have felt that one at one time or another.) That is why I am recommending Joseph Lalonde’s article What To Do When Leading Sucks. It gives good practical advice and what to do to get through those difficult times.
Or maybe it is time to re-evaluate. Look at the list found in the article from Forbes magazine called Why You’re Not a Leader. Writer Michael Myatt makes a list of reasons you are not a leader. Or maybe it is a sign that you need to re-assess how you can work at being a better leader.
It may just be that you are not listening. To Hear the Truth, You Have to Listen.Brian Layer, from N2Growth, gives us four things to consider. In order to be a good leader, you need to be a good listening.
We all have times when being a Leader not so much fun. But you can listen around and use that time as a learning experience. Make an honest assessment of the situation. Maybe all you need is some time off. Or maybe you need to change directions. I hope these articles help you. Talk to you on Friday.