EXECUTIVE COACHING CHICAGO: SO YOU WANT TO BE A LEADER
SO YOU WANT TO BE A LEADER OR YOU WERE JUST PROMOTED AS A LEADER?
- What is your style?
- What do you want your leadership to look like?
- Will your style clash with your company’s culture?
- Will your style clash with your boss’s style?
- Let’s explore!
First of all, one must know themselves inside and out. Some of the following questions will help you know yourself better and perhaps give you some new ideas of who you really are.
- What do you believe?
- How should subordinates be treated?
- Are they equals?
- Is there a democracy?
- Can your subordinates make mistakes without humiliation?
- Are you leading by being a Servant leader?
- Is your door open
- Where is your office?
- Do your employees feel valued? Or are they fearful?
How will your style enhance or clash with the culture of your company? So you have an open door and communication is valued. The culture dictates closed doors. What will you do? How will you deal with your supervisor? How much pressure are you willing to be put under? Does the company culture matches your style? Maybe your supervisor doesn’t. What changes are you forced to make? What are you willing to sacrifice of yourself? Principals or Virtues!
Jobs are valuable and not as easy to come by these days, so one is perplexed on what to do. Ideally the best possible solution is to find a position with a company that best aligns with you. But when that doesn’t happen and you accept a position with an opposing culture. One may need help to co-exist without giving up too much of oneself. You may need a coach to help sort policies and procedures to help you thrive in an uncharted and an unlikely company that you have landed in.