I always make it habit to learn from leaders at the top of their game and especially when they share some of the secrets that made them successful as leaders. Read on to discover the four key to take your leadership skills to the next level and why most leadership training fails.
Just last month, Australia’s Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Ray Griggs, gave a talk at the University of Queensland about leadership and new media scrutiny in which he discussed four key points to being an effective leader.
In discussing leadership, Griggs mentioned that militaries around the world are the most dependent of organisations on effective leadership with it a being a life and death issue for them to contend with and that is why militaries around the world spend so much time and effort in developing their leaders.
Griggs went to to say, ”I have long believed that anyone who will stand up and espouse a slick formula for leadership has never really led anyone in a difficult situation. Leadership is a messy thing, intensely personal and intensely contextual. It centers on people and relationships, not structures and processes and it involves a deep and critical understanding of self. How you project and how that projection is perceived is critical. Without understanding these issues, your ability to lead effectively is considerably reduced.”
What Griggs is discussing comes down to four key points essential for any leader in business, military or the community to understand:
- Having a deep and critical understanding of self is the first step in becoming a leader
- Understanding people and relationships is far more important to leadership success than structures and processes
- Knowing how to effectively project yourself as a leader and the impact you have on others is critical
- There is no simple formula to use to be a successful leader
Over the next four weeks we will look at each of these points in a little more detail and look at what it takes to be more effective as leaders in our organisations.
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