TO: LEADERS of LEADERS - for the Senior/Exec-level Director, GM or Manager (you who realize it’s no longer about just being the smartest one ‘about’ the business but Leadership is what you are now ‘about’).
Leadership is YOUR new area of mastery! This is about taking the profession of LEADERSHIP seriously and intentionally doing something about it!
Here’s a difference-maker: As you grow YOU and master your new profession – here's a new way of managing your time, your calendar.
‘Trust the Coach’ this is a proven plan to take you to new heights. Put these conversations on your calendar and make each and every one happen – every month.
((hours) Your Monthly Calendar:
((1) a ‘whole-leader’ performance conversation w each vertical / immediate report - those leaders you are supposed to be growing. This is not just about their widget production, sales #s, etc; it’s about their professional development also.
((1) your ‘whole-leader’ performance conversation with your leader, your boss; even if he/she doesn’t want to do their job, make it happen.
((.5) functional/personal relationship-maintenance conversation with each team-member/peer
*** ((.5) functional/personal relationship-maintenance conversation with all/each horizontal key player or internal customer
*** ((1) team-builder, breakfast (or other kind of invite) to all your horizontal players
((1.5) dedicated quiet-time for thinking, planning, personal and organizational assessment, big picture strategizing…
((1.5) Time to work on you! Find someone(s) to gain outside perspective about you; receiving coaching or mentoring
((1) Add a new quality relationship to your world; lunch with some community key player (this adds up to 12 new players each year)
*** ((1.5) team-builder with your down-line team (leaders/reports).
((2) doing that management by walking around thing’ listening and learning about your culture
((3) family time outing absolutely focused on them/the wife, family, etc…
(***) possibly schedule every other month…
_______Mind you - this is only for the PROFESSIONAL LEADER intent on developing and growing him/herself and your people, ‘WHEN LEADERS CHANGE, so do THEIR PEOPLE, ORGANIZATIONS, TEAMS…’
_______So, you are thinking, “I cannot afford ten hours/month to invest in my SUCCESS, my LEADERSHIP, my PEOPLE, RELATIONSHIPS, my FUTURE, our CULTURE…? Orrrrr, I could just wait until Leadership and Relationships IS the problem and focus?"
_______If I can clarify any of this, please holler at me. Perhaps even consider investing in yourself with an Exec.Leadership Coach (let’s talk :)
...someone to help grow you, hold you accountable, take you to the next level, etc?