The shift to leadership doesn’t happen like an inchworm that spins a cocoon, undergoes some metamorphosis, and emerges one day as a newly winged leader. It’s much subtler than that. Leadership happens in the nuanced shifts that occur first in the leader’s mind.
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During this webinar, speaker Mark Smith, author of Distinctions: 52 Lessons in Leadership, will share stories from his experiences working with successful leaders from across the globe and provide practical tips on how to ensure greater focus on the things that matter.
Blessing White’s ongoing research underscores this: in 360 feedback data collected for thousands of managers and executives, the majority of leaders get higher ratings on the competence items than on the connection items. The leaders who were rated highest overall were not the ones who scored highest in the competence Items, but rather, the ones scoring highest in the connection items.
With the busy holiday season upon us, it is easy to get caught up in the long list of things that must be accomplished in order to make your celebration a success. Amidst the hustle-and-bustle of the season, it can be hard to step out of all that needs to be done and capture the magic of the season—to find a moment to truly connect and be present with friends and family. This ability to accomplish, to be competent, while balancing the desire to connect with others in meaningful ways repeats itself in the daily challenges of leaders. The reminder for us to balance both “getting it done” with “finding the magic” during the holiday season is something good leaders strive for every day of the year.
“The ability to learn faster than your competitors may be the only sustainable competitive advantage.” – Arie de Geus