|President's Pen by Jessica Scheurich, HBA President|
The “Leadership” Within “It is a curious thing, Harry, but perhaps those who are best suited to power are those who have never sought it. Those who, like you, have leadership thrust upon them, and take up the mantle because they must, and find to their own surprise that they wear it well.” ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
So do you reflect on your daily habits as a person or as a leader? Most times the strongest leaders do not even recognize they are being true leaders to those around them. Are you one of those individuals?
Give yourself and your employees a chance to develop future leaders by providing them opportunities to empower and grow themselves. Challenge yourself and others to interact and get first- hand experience in leadership roles, but don’t forget about mentoring when your find those diamonds in the rough. Teach to network as operational, personal and strategic networking is the key to success for all businesses today. It’s not about what you know but who you know and how to get the resources! Never forget to get inspired in what you do and inspire others to be passionate about what they are doing. If you are not passionate and your employees are not passionate about what you are doing likely productivity will not be as great.
Lastly give over power and don’t MICROMANAGE it is counter–productive. However, INSPECT what you EXPECT!
Do you know who your key leaders are in your organization? Do you empower them daily and give them the tools they need to succeed in your business? Are you allowing others to empower you as a natural leader?