From chaotic schedules to needing to swoop in to “save the day” to rogue goals and strategies, one culprit is behind them all: values. Whether working solo or leading a non-profit or Fortune 500, when the values in use are not clear, neither is anything else.
Question whether or not you’re a leader? If you have influence over the direction of a group of people, you are a leader. That does not mean you a good leader, but it does mean that people are looking at you to help them achieve a common goal, and therefore makes you a leader (even if momentarily). If you work ‘alone,’ but have customers (find me someone who works but has no customers…that would be a hobby, right?) or a graphic designer or a web designer or a printer, you function in a leadership capacity to a degree.
And those people you lead crave one major thing: clarity.