Leadership is a word that has many different meanings to many different people. So... how do you know if you're working with a real leader?
Perry Noble gives four insights that will help you figure this one out...
#1 – They come to you with problems … AND the solutions as to how to solve them. A true leader will always have direction and possible solutions.
#2 – They are more upset about a mess up than you are. Passion for what a person does is essential if they are going to be an excellent leader.
#3 – Being around them actually fires you up. Leaders will give you energy, not suck it from you.
#4 – They don’t retreat inside their shell when conflict arises but rather embrace the tension in the room and will speak the truth in love until a resolution is reached.
Perry says: A leader will speak their minds … even if they know it is not going to be popular … and even if they know that in the end they will probably lose the argument … they would MUCH rather than have a clear conscience than be a coward.