The responsibilities of leadership provide us with continual challenges.
Should you be decisive? Yes! Or wait, maybe you should be more deliberative?
Should you stay the course? Yes! Or wait, maybe it is time to pivot?
Each leadership challenge tests us and there are no easy answers to these kinds of questions. The answer will depend upon nuances of the situation.
One thing that can help for sure, is developing your self-awareness.
Increasing your self-awareness through personality assessments and executive coaching can help you better understand your behavioral tendencies. According to our personalities, we will tend to act one way or the other when presented with a challenge. Once we are aware of our tendencies, we can consider various courses of action which might not fit our usual “style.”
Effective leaders know that they may need to flow between different styles in different situations. They ask trusted advisors for input. They weigh alternatives. They make choices, they make mistakes, and – hopefully – they learn.
As we learn through engaging with these unique, ambiguous challenges we are developing our understanding of the “art of leadership.” In time, we develop wisdom that can guide us through future challenges and support us in making even more of a Mission Impact.