Trevor Gay, who spent 35 years working in healthcare management shared some great insights on his blog Simplicity. He wrote the following:
Feeling in a reflective mood, I thought I would list the most outstanding qualities of the most effective leaders I’ve ever worked with or for.
These were the 5 words that came into my head after not very long thinking about the question:
Strange how words like Hard, Decisive, Ruthless, and Disciplinarian did not come into my head. That probably says more about me than anything else.
I agree with Trevor. During my 17 years of management experience I have come to the same conclusions
I would add:
Example-Lead by what we do, not what we only say.
I have seen leadership as a stewardship and huge responsibility. I perhaps see my role to “encourage the heart. and empower and celebrate learning and the growth of others”
What are others thoughts?
Resources That Are Helpful:
Servant Leadership, Stewardship and Winnie the Pooh
Wayne Stewart, February 2005,PDF/Adobe Acrobat
The Top 100 Management and Leadership Blogs That All Managers Should Bookmark” By HR World Editors on June 10, 2008
Ethan Willis in the News! E-strengths assessment helps others – posted on Modern Kung fu July 24, 2008 found by Devin Willis
Totally Consumed HR – Jeff Treder– he also , correctly pointed out I , ” missing some of the heaviest-hitters,” including: All Things Workplace , Managing Leadership , Flowing Motion , Ripple Effect :Human Markets Ask a Manager and Totally Consumed HR .: