Leadership is pivotal in dynamic workplaces. As a mid-level manager, you can evolve from a standard leader to an inspiring force. This guide delves into the traits of exceptional leaders, contrasts with typical leadership challenges, and offers a 12-month plan to amplify your leadership prowess.
Organizations are always under the pressure of having to respond to change so why not be proactive to implement desirable changes? Well, it’s not so easy and can be difficult to invest political capital when the organization may not be on board.
Jack is responsible for the operations of a $600MM division providing specialty process equipment installation services. They work with all of the big-name Engineering & Construction firms on difficult and technology-driven capital projects.
The typical manager is caught up in a cycle of everyday work. Meetings, emails, customer interactions, finishing projects and starting new ones. Days go into weeks, weeks into months, and the endless cycle continues.
Many times, leaders have told me that they have a team of well-educated professionals with all of the right credentials, training, knowledge, and experience. They go on to say that while any single individual would totally impress you, the team underwhelms. Why is that?