Leaders don’t stay in their positions forever. In today’s workplace, people are changing jobs more frequently than ever. However, if a new opportunity has come your way and you plan to leave your current role, here are three things to do before you go.
“Emotional intelligence is the extent to which someone is able to understand, filter through, and leverage his or her emotions in order to accomplish a task. It is an interpersonal, intangible set of abilities.” Art Rainer shares five reasons emotional intelligence is so important for leaders.
Effective leaders are active leaders. Leaders must act in wisdom and always be seeking not to gain followers, but to develop other leaders. Philip Nation shares more on “active leadership” at the LifeWay Leadership blog.
“Whatever organization you lead, you must watch out for silo thinking. It can reduce your effectiveness, undermine your culture, and ultimately cost you in lost profits and lost market share. Your team is wasting energy fighting each other rather than serving the market and customers successfully.” Solid wisdom as always from Selma, this time, on how to bust silos in your organization or church.
Humility is a vital part of healthy leadership. Prideful leaders are hindering their ability to lead effectively and develop future leaders. A leader must be willing to admit mistakes, learn from weaknesses, and humbly serve others—even those who may be lower on the employee organizational chart. Ron Edmondson shares seven dangers of prideful leadership. Be self-aware!