This is obviously a very odd title for a leadership blog, as we should all strive to become better leaders. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that we should make that our goal. Why not? As I read other blogs or posts on leadership, everyone has a different opinion on what good leadership looks like. So let me ask you, if you are striving to become a good leader, what does that mean? How do you translate this into meaningful goals that are measurable and achievable.
If you want to become a better leader, you should create goals that are concrete and specific. Here are some goals you may want to shoot for:
- Raise productivity
- Increase staff retention
- Increase revenue and sales
- Improve staff benefits
- Improve staff morale (sometimes difficult to measure)
- Create a vision that is worthy of people following you
- Improve the lifestyle of your staff or customers
- Increase the quality of your product or service
- Implement a project on time and on budget
- Increase collaboration at all levels in the organization
By trying to accomplish goals like these, one will become a better leader. Be specific. Know what you are trying to accomplish and go for it.
All the best!
All the time!