Three P’s of Leadership:
My leadership philosophy revolves around the core understanding that PEOPLE are the most import asset in any organization. PEOPLE are inherently good. PEOPLE want to do a good job, and given the proper conditions PEOPLE will do all that they can to EXCEL. A good leader always assumes best intentions and creates an environment in which her employees are positioned for success. A good leader acknowledges and rewards the accomplishments of her employees, and embraces a “servant leader” philosophy. Simply put, a big part a leader’s role is to make her employees successful.
I have often heard it said that a leader “…must be interesting enough to make others want to follow.” A good leader sets clear expectations. This includes communicating the crystal clear vision of an organization’s end state. A leader must be able to clearly articulate the definition of success for the organization, and provide for employees a clear path. Once the PATH is set, a good leader will work to ensure that the end goals remain top of mind for employees.
A good leader must establish and communicate the “rules of engagement”. As the PEOPLE progress along the PATH, they must have a clear understanding of their boundaries and guidelines. A good leader avoids micro-managing, instead he defines the processes by which the organization will function, then steps away, empowering employees to perform while providing support and “air cover” where required.
Tell me, what is your leadership philosophy?