Don’t Manage, Lead – How To Become a Top Manager

An interesting article which looks at the differences between a traditional manager and leader and talks about how to transform from a manager to a leader.
Author discusses a four step plan to move from a traditional manager to a leader.
  1. Review and understand a leaders core competencies
  2. Identify the traits and skills you DO NOT demonstrate consistently
  3. Develop an action plan (steps/timeframe) to develop these new traits
  4. Review your progress quarterly

Leaders Core Competencies

The following is a list of core competencies:

  • Managing People
  • Meeting Goals
  • Thinking Style
  • Communication Style
  • Emotional State
  • Trust In Others
  • Openness Toward Others
  • Ability To Take Action
  • Staff Mentoring
  • Managing Change
  • Attitude 
  • Value System
  • Measuring Performance

Worth Reading….


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