My leadership brand

Written by Grant Heinrich, 25 May 2020

The challenge

How do we be the best leader we can be? What are the attributes, skills and experiences that will help us lead effectively? This self questioning dominates our early experiences as leaders. Leaders don’t want to fail either themselves or their team members. But there is so much noise about what it takes to be a good leader. How you leaders gain real clarity about what they will do, and what they won’t do?

The content

In this pod session, you discuss and explore with your fellow podsters

  • What are the common characteristics of good leaders we have worked for, and poor leaders?

  • Why do these characteristics have the impact they have?

  • Why is the transition from individual contributor to team leader so difficult, and how can we make that transition easier?

  • How do people actually judge what type of leader I am? What data points do they use? Which are the most influential data points, and why?

  • How do I want to be experienced as a leader? What growth opportunities do I have in this regard?

The punchlines

Whether we like it or not, acknowledge it or not, understand it or not we all have a current leadership brand. How do we understand what others think of us (current brand)? What is our desired brand? And how do we transition from current to desired leadership brand?