There’s a great deal of discussion in the media these days about “disengaged leaders”. It’s also very often the talk around the lunch table – whether it be world issues, company issues, a particular crisis, jobs, or the economy in general, the comments generally come back to something like this:
“Why doesn’t the leader do something?”
This statement indicates there is a disengaged leader somewhere in the mix.
While you may not be able to change the world, you can certainly change your corner of it by being an engaged leader in the arena of your leadership scope. And if enough of us do that, it could very well change the world.
Think of your leadership roles and note the traits below that describe you in those roles.
|Takes Action||Takes it Easy|
|Decisions Based on Principles||Decisions Based on Power or Popularity|
|Acts Now||Acts Later|
|Attacks Small Issues||Apathy in Crisis|
|Listens To Counsel||Takes No Advice|
|Takes Responsibility||Places Blame|
|Clear Vision||Lack of Clarity|
|Good Communicator||Poor Communicator|
Are you engaged? Or are you disengaged?
The fact is, every single leader is needed…to lead. If you’re a leader of any area – from a company to a family – those who follow you need you to be fully engaged.
Are YOU an engaged leader?