Thursday, August 25, 2011

The Perils of Leadership...Part 4

The Perils of Leadership: Making Chief is the Easy Part 
by Chief John Buckman

Here is the 4th installment of Chief John Buckman's Leadership Series.....


Over the years, I have asked chiefs and officers to identify what they have learned that has made a difference or a lasting change in how they manage others. I asked them to think about experiences on the job, outside of work, in formal leadership development programs...and isolate the critical lessons they've learned.

The results are clear: development comes from many kinds of experience. These chiefs learned from challenging jobs, from significant people, from hardships, from training and course work, and from a miscellaneous variety of other events. The lessons they learned involved new skills, values, abilities, and knowledge. Over time people who failed to learn became stuck--in their personal lives or in their jobs.

Tomorrow, I will post the 4th part of Chief Buckman's Leadership Series, "Check Your Attitude".

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Until next time....

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