The four competencies of a leader
Most organizations need somebody who can lead regardless of the weather. What matters is that the leader works on the basic competencies. As the first such basic competence, I would put the willingness, ability, and self-discipline to listen. Listening is not a skill, it is a discipline. Anybody can do it. All you have to do is to keep your mouth shut. The second essential competence is the willingness to communicate, to make yourself understood. That requires infinite patience. The next important competence is not to alibi. Say:”This does not work as well as it should. Let’s take it back and reengineer. it.” The last basic competence is the willingness to realize how unimportant you are compared to the task. The task matter and you are a servant. (Peter Drucker)
How about giving yourself a weekly report card on the four competencies: listening, communicating, not to alibi, subordinating your ego to the task?