A guaranteed recipe for leadership failure is to think your team’s success is about you. Your leadership success depends on how well you empower your direct reports and team members to meet goals they enthusiastically co-design because they are convinced those goals will ensure their long-term career success. Another ingredient to brew a leadership failure stew is to sidestep your duty to consistently monitor your own strengths and weaknesses. This article will help you identify some of your hidden assets and liabilities so you can enjoy the rich rewards that eventually flow to exemplary leaders, including the sheer joy of observing winning teams be ecstatic about their success.
Successful women leaders learn to coach employees to overcome “winter blues” at work, which cripple workplace morale, productivity and teamwork. Successful female leaders recognize and prevent Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). They elevate employee job satisfaction while enhancing their own leadership success and gaining rewards from upper management.