As a leader, have you ever looked at yourself in a mirror and asked these tough questions. How aware are you of your Emotional Intelligence, your leadership style and how effective it is in terms of elevating your team to be rock stars? Are you an empowering leader focused on listening to your employees before enabling them to shine? Or are you a control freak managing a process stage by stage but achieving the financial results and objectives set for the business.
This is an interesting article and well worth reflecting on in terms of your own leadership style and to identify ways in which you can improve and develop.
So if you find yourself in the precarious position of wondering, "where do I stand as a leader?" at some point along your journey, you must face the mirror and ask some hard questions. The best leaders will look back at themselves with an affirming nod and a smile because they continuously learn and grow in the soft-skills area. Leadership is mostly that, and they are on top of their game. So, find a mirror. Now give yourself these five reality checks. As you assess your leadership aptitude, decide whether some changes need to be made in 2016.