Everyone is a leader, because a leader influences people, situations, and outcomes. The question we need to ask ourselves is whether we are leading well. American culture tends to define a great leader as one who has vision and demonstrates boldness and decisiveness.
Although these competencies can be leveraged for significant impact, if they are not tempered with equal amounts of wisdom and understanding, their effectiveness may be diminished. Effective leaders understand and apply their competencies in a balance way that supports moving people toward the goal. Where might you be out of balance? Are you paralyzed in making a decision that moves you forward, because you want to please everyone? Does your boldness alienate others? Does your decisiveness without sensitivity leave others in your dust?
About the Author: Sandra Dillon is a professional coach, consultant, and mentor with an extensive background in business development, leadership, and ministry which provides her with the experience, relational skills, and proven processes to move individuals, couples, and leaders to higher levels of personal awareness, effectiveness, and goal achievement. She coaches in a variety of areas including life purpose and plans, business, finances, and premarital/marriage.