More of leadership is caught than taught. I believe this: do you? If you do, what are the implications?
One is the seeming contradiction with the core premise of my book, Leaders Made Here. Does this idea of “catching leadership” undermine the entire premise that organizations can intentionally and strategically create a leadership culture? I don’t think so. However, the truth in this statement underscores why existing leaders have a vital role in creating and maintaining a leadership culture.
The process for creating a leadership culture has five tenets. In my previous posts, we reviewed Define It, Teach It, Practice It, and Measure It. Today, let’s focus on the final piece of the puzzle – Model It.
People always watch the leader(s). You know this is true, even when you wish it weren’t. People watch your every move. How you spend your time, how you treat people, the questions you ask, the way you respond to input and criticism.
How does your individual behavior impact the challenge of creating leadership culture? Here are a few thoughts . . .