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Steve, our 1Zumba friend, asked us how he get ready for his new role as a leader in a moderate size organization.
When you’re preparing to enter a new role as a leader, it’s important to pause and think about what is most important to you. One of the tools that can help your thinking is to develop a leadership philosophy that captures and communicates your ideas of what leadership means for you.
It is a good tool for both you and the people you are leading. For you, because it causes you to reflect upon what leadership means to you and how you see yourself as a leader. It can also help you create a memorable list of the things you consider most important.
For others, because it summarizes your key thoughts and ideas on how you plan to lead. As an ‘on the record’ account of yourself, it can serve as a good discussion tool with people in your new organization.
Think about key elements you want to include.There are many different styles of leadership philosophies and it’s important that yours reflects your own personality.
You can use your philosophy to highlight some of the most important lessons you’ve learned in dealing with people. More practically, you may describe the best ways you understand information such as in document or chart formats.
However you decide to build your philosophy, you should make it simple and focused.To be understood and remembered it needs to be easily communicated. One page should be sufficient to explain your ideas.