Career Planning begins with clarity about direction.
Individuals occasionally find themselves in an unfulfilling career path.
Offspring may choose to work in their familys business out of a
sense of obligation. Others fail to ever define their own dream.
In other scenarios, individuals do not have a programmatic approach to
acquiring the knowledge and developing the skills they will need for their
eventual roles. That role might be sitting as an owner/shareholder in
a board of directors meeting. Or, that role might be as an owner of wealth
responsible for managing investments and interfacing with advisors. For
others the role will be that of executive and corporate leader. For each,
a clearly defined process for acquiring the needed knowledge and experience
is critical to success.
||Maximizing the leadership
potential of every individual in your family and business organization
is key to ever-increasing success.
Being a high-performance leader in todays accelerating
marketplace is a complex multi-dimensional task. The following interconnected
abilities and attitudes are vital in leadership development:
The heart of leadership is personal effectiveness. Leaders maximize
their own potential. They are clear about their values. Leaders are
self-aware and speak their personal truths. They are curious, reflect
upon situations and view events from a variety of perspectives before
making decisions. Leaders are responsive not reactive. Leaders have
||Strategic Vision and
Drive- Leaders know where they want to go and engage others in their
vision. They infect others with their passion. Leaders have original
thoughts and are willing to take risks. They inspire confidence and
initiate positive and productive action. They excel and motivate others
to do the same. Leaders persevere in the face of obstacles and learn
from their mistakes.
Leaders build relationships, communicate effectively and have empathy
for others. Leaders evaluate ideas without discounting the idea-generator,
the person. Leaders build teams and access intellectual capital. They
tap into the imagination of others to harvest fresh ideas. They utilize
differences and resolve conflict productively.
Complexity- Leaders understand systems thinking with its
focus on complex interactions and circular causality. Leaders track
changes in their industry and others. They see and create opportunities.
Leaders consider multiple options, focus on critical facts and grasp
interdependencies. Leaders make and implement decisions that benefit
the organization in the present and the future.
These leadership competencies, plus acquiring the knowledge
and experiences key to the individuals eventual role, will maximize
his or her potential contribution.