It’s clear great leaders understand two simple things about goal setting. First, they know how important goals are because the true meaning of the word “team” means “coming together as a group to achieve a common goal.” Second, they set goals their team cares about achieving.
The current business world makes it hard to be optimistic. I don’t know if it’s the amount of negative information we receive, the speed in which judgments are cast, the sheer amount of people doing work they hate, or some combination of the three. BUt the best leader maintain optimism in adverse situations.
At some point, every organization that has high growth deals with the complexities that come from leaders of different backgrounds, experiences, and or genders. Because of this, it isn’t just women’s responsibility to rise, but it’s everyone’s responsibility to help all leaders rise.
This makes sense because moms and dads are supposed to transfer essential life lessons, most grandparents are more than willing to share wisdom, but for some reason, many managers drop the ball, and I am sick of it.