Five Failures or Five Reminders?

How are you doing as a leader?

Take this short quiz  (courtesy of the speakers at the Fortune Leadership Summit in Orlando a week ago) and see!

If you answer yes to all five questions – congratulations and good job!  And if you’re falling short in one or two areas, check out the accompanying resources to get you back on course!

#1 Do you have a clear sense of purpose? – “Human beings are a mission-specific species.  Without purpose, chaos reigns.”  Get your purpose right and it becomes the epicenter of your life – and the lives of those around you.  Jim Loehr, The Power of Full Engagement with nods to Stephen Covey:-)

 

#2 Do you regularly take time for renewal and reflection? – “In what areas of your life do you need to ‘hit the reset button’?”  Consider your relationship with yourself, your family, your friends and your Creator. Giovanni Livera, Live a Thousand Years

 

#3 Do you pay attention to your culture? – “Act your way to new thinking.”  The main job of a leader is to stay on message and just keep repeating. You have a culture – and you’re the chief ‘culture-creator’. Dave Marquet, Turn the Ship Around

 

#4 Do you actively engage your people? – “People work harder and more effectively when their work affords them the opportunity to learn AND help others.”  Check out www.glassdoor.com to see how you stack up!  Laurie Bassi, Good Company: Business Success in the Worthiness Era

 

#5 Do you have a plan to train and develop your most important asset? – “Know and teach the rules.  Follow the action and keep score.  Provide a stake in the outcome.”  Enough said.  For more on creating a stake in the outcome, check out a business classic, ‘The Great Game of Business’ by Jack Stack.  Truly a business icon!

So how did you do?

If this short quiz leaves you feeling a little uneasy (maybe you aren’t as on top of your game as you need to be?), take advantage of our upcoming “Four Decisions: Mastering the Rockefeller Habits” workshop coming up on June 13th!  Learn more here http://bit.ly/YLRwIS.   You’ll remind your team – and yourself – what great leadership is all about and learn some tricks to “scale the wall” of growth and create a more sustainable and profitable company!

 

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