In the course of my work as a leadership advisor, I work with all kinds of leaders tasked with all kinds of responsibilities and challenges.
As individuals, they can be as different as the jobs they hold. However, there are threads that run through their lives, things that connect them as leaders.
One of those threads is an inability for many leaders to engage in critical and honest self-reflection. Simply put, I find too many leaders lead without challenging themselves and assessing their own performance. They never pause for a Gut Check to ensure they are leading effectively and living up to the obligations of leadership.
Into this void, I’m launching the ‘Weekly Gut Check,’ a blog about the tough questions all of us as leaders need to think about from time to time. It’s critical to look in the mirror and reflect on the hard lessons learned and how you as a leader can achieve better performance, both personally and for your organization.
I’ll delve into the darkest corners of the backrooms of leadership. We’ll pull back the veil on taboo subjects and things that leaders often dwell on but may never get an opportunity to discuss out in the open.
Every week you can count on a thought provoking question – one that will force you to think hard about your role as a leader. I can tell you, it won’t all be sunshine and lollipops. There will be some tough love and more than a little discomfort created by this blog.
I believe leading an organization is one of the greatest honors and challenges that any individual can assume. However, it’s not a job for everyone. And there is only one way to ensure that you have what it takes to be a productive, respected leader.
It’s time for the Weekly Gut Check for leaders.
About the Author
Vince Molinaro is the Global Managing Director of Strategic Solutions at Lee Hecht Harrison. He is also the author of The Leadership Contract – a New York Times and USA Today bestseller. Vince has spent more than 20 years as an adviser to boards and senior executives looking to improve leadership in their organizations.Follow on Twitter More Content by Vince Molinaro