We recently conducted a survey among leaders from Arizona technology related companies asking for their opinions as we craft a leadership development program. Response to the question: “Leadership development is important to me and my organization in 2015” confirmed research across the world with 100% of respondents stating they strongly agree (76%) or agree (24%). Unfortunately, the remaining survey results did not support the statement of leadership development being important to organizations.
I had a moment of questioning myself, “Should I have been more of what they were expecting?”
Silently, I laughed to myself as I realized that after all this time, there was still a bit of me that questioned if I was doing what they wanted – did I live up (or down) to their standards?
Leadership takes courage. Whether leading a company, a division, a team or just yourself, it requires courage to continually “put yourself out there” and take the lead. So what is your motivation to lead?
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